Dr. Nadanachandran is a retired neurosurgeon and Clinical Associate Professor, Australian National University, Australia. He is a member of the International Medical Committee of the SSIO and Member of the board of Governors of the SSIE Australia. From 2001 to 2012 he has lead a neurosurgical team to the Island of Fiji annually for 2 weeks. He has assisted in training and establishing Fiji's first neurosurgical team. He has also been part of the annual medical camp to rural Fiji. Dr. Nadanachandran has participated in medical camps in Puttaparthi, India, worked in the Department of Neurosurgery at the SSSIHMS Whitefield and lead a Tsunami relief team to Sri Lanka in 2015. In 2015 he was awarded an honor by the Australian government titled Member of the Order of Australia - AM, for his contribution to Neurosurgery in Australia and the outreach programs.
Dr. Nadanachandran gives a summary of the Neurosurgical and other medical services in Fiji. There is a tremendous need for all medical services including Neurosurgical services. He describes how the mission in Fiji began and how it has been sustained for many years. The medical services have expanded to include general surgical, medical, dental and eye care. Dr. Nadanachandran points out the key impact of this service is truly providing loving, compassionate ideal healthcare which touches the hearts of those being served and also those providing the compassionate service.