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About CS Fiji

Counterstroke Fiji is a voluntary organisation, established in 1988. It’s membership is made up of people who have had a stroke, family members, health workers, and people interested in improving the quality of life of those with stroke and whose work is guided by a Constitution and Strategic Plan.

VISION

A Fiji free from disability and suffering caused by stroke.

MISSION

To develop strong organisational capacity to:

  1. Prevent stroke and reduce stroke through education and awareness;
  2. Save lives through empowerment and practical support;
  3. Reduce suffering by providing support for stroke persons and their carers.

STRATEGIC PLAN (2014-2016)

VISION:           A Fiji free from disability and suffering caused by stroke

MISSION:         To develop strong organisational capacity to:

  1. Prevent and stop stroke through education and awareness
  2. Save lives through empowerment and practical support
  3. End suffering by supporting stroke persons and carers

STRATEGIC GOALS

1. ORGANISATIONAL STRENGTHENING

  • Develop and capacitate an organizational structure that enables the design, management and implementation of Counterstroke Fiji’s Strategic Plan
  • Ensure the financial viability of Counterstroke Fiji through service delivery and external funding

Counterstroke Fiji will achieve this by:

  •  Inviting qualified members of the general and stroke communities to contribute their time and knowledge to develop and implement an appropriate organizational structure and operational plan
  • Consulting key stakeholders in the stroke community (stroke persons, their carers and families) to ensure that their needs and interests are accurately represented
  •   Developing the capacity of Counterstroke Fiji staff to effectively and efficiently support the implementation of the organization’s Strategic Plan
  •   Developing a strategic range of advisory services in response to the needs of stroke persons and their carers
  • Soliciting funds from public, private and development agencies for the development of appropriate and strategic advisory services for stroke persons and their carers
  1. RESEARCH AND ADVISORY SERVICES
    • Collect and disseminate statistical and other information on the characteristics and incidence of stroke in Fiji among health and community professionals and other stakeholders

Counterstroke Fiji will achieve this by:

  •   Engaging with existing institutions that collect and collate information on the characteristics and incidence of stroke in Fiji to extract information for use by Counterstroke Fiji in planning and service provision
  • Undertaking strategic research pending the availability of external resources
  1. EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
    • Develop materials for delivery through appropriate media to educate and raise awareness on the causes, contributing factors, effects and rehabilitation of stroke

Counterstroke Fiji will achieve this by:

  • Developing strategic partnerships with stroke organisations in Australia and New Zealand to modify/adapt their materials for use in Fiji
  • Linking with related local organisations such as the Non-communicable diseases (NCD) unit and Diabetes and Kidney Foundations to share information and knowledge on the prevention, recovery and rehabilitation of stroke
  1. OUTREACH SERVICES
    • Identify and develop mechanisms for the transfer of information and materials on the prevention and rehabilitation of stroke in Fiji

Counterstroke Fiji will do this by:

  • Soliciting external funding and technical resources, including from health and community professionals, to develop a “toolkit” that carers can use in the recovery and rehabilitation of stroke persons
  •  Soliciting external funding and technical resources to train health and community professionals in centres around Fiji to teach carers to use the “toolkit” to assist stroke persons in their recovery and rehabilitation
  • Soliciting external support for the utilisation of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to increase and enhance the access of the general community, stroke persons, their carers and their families to information and knowledge on the prevention and rehabilitation of stroke