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 to eat whatever is put on the table—it’s part of my heritage. Then I joined the internship program with ‘Amanaki Fo’ou. I took it seriously because I felt like it […]
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 majoring in Pacific Island Studies with an emphasis in leadership, and minoring in social work and information technology. At first I joined ‘Amanaki Fo’ou so I could get credit to […]
I got admitted to the hospital in May of 2015 and found out that I had cellulitis. I weighed 230 kg (over 500 lbs.) and both of my legs were in very bad shape. For almost two months, local doctors tried all kinds of treatments on my leg which never helped at all.
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.