to make diabetes a thing of the past

It’s time for the diabetes epidemic ravaging our indigenous communities to end. Amanaki Fo’ou works to ignite hope and inspire a new, healthier future based upon the sacred connection of mind, body, and spirit that defines our people.

A Matter of Life and Death

6 out of 10

nations with the highest rates of diabetes are in the Pacific

2 out of 3

cases of kidney failure for Native Americans come from diabetes


of Pacific Islanders over 18 have diabetes

Our Approach


Medical Training

Give medical training that empowers local providers to elevate diabetes care.

Lifestyle Coaching

Provide education and lifestyle coaching to forge a deeper connection to our shared heritage.

Bring Awareness

Spark social movement to energize the online community.


Build fundraising capacity to reach more people in more places.

Thanks to ‘Amanaki Fo'ou, we all feel a greater unity to work together for a common purpose.

Reverend Dr. Tu’ipulotu Katoanga

President of the Church of Tonga

Our Future Needs You

The greatest resource we have to create a diabetes-free future is each other. Whether you’re making a donation, volunteering your time, or helping us spread the word online, we need you to become a part of our global community of compassion.


Your donation goes a long way


Great partners make a great difference


Needed: volunteers with big hearts and willing hands

Stories of Hope

Amazing things happen when people realize that they have a say in their future. Every success story motivates us to create more.

Success Stories


My journey was very challenging, but I saw the blessing of it. I was born and raised on the island of Fiji where we tend

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Success Stories


My name is Peniasi Cibaciba. I’m from Samoa. I heard about ‘Amanaki Fo’ou through friends on social media. I was a senior at BYU- Hawaii

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The Power of Partnership

‘Amanaki Fo’ou is grateful for all of our amazing allies.

Dr. Rob Ferguson

Chair of Treatment Team

Co-founder of ‘Amanaki Fo’ou’ with wife Andrea Ferguson

Since 2013, Rob Ferguson has been working with ministries of health, medical professionals, government leaders, and hospital and clinic staff to address the management, treatment, and education on the sequelae of diabetes. Rob is a reconstructive surgeon and hospital system medical officer with Intermountain Health (based in Salt Lake City, UT). His focus includes training teams on surgical management of diabetic complications as well as working with local teams to recruit volunteer specialists to meet their goals and needs.



Rob graduated from Brigham Young University prior to obtaining his medical degree from the University of Virginia. His surgical and specialty training programs include the University of Kentucky, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, TX), and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (Taipei, Taiwan). He obtained a masters in business administration from the University of Utah.