Dr Penny McAllum Provides Aid in Niue

Mon Aug. 26th 2013


Dr Penny McAllum has recently returned from her third volunteer trip to Niue.

Sometimes called "the rock of the pacific", Niue is known for its relaxed friendly people and humpback whales. It's population is less than 1500, but there are more than 200 diabetics. As well as seeing many of them, Penny performed extracaspular cataract surgery and pterygium surgery at Niue Foou Hospital, a simple but modern facility built after the widespread destruction caused by cyclone Heta in 2004. She also helped train the local doctors to manage some eye patients on the island until she can return again.