SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organization whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.

SurfAid views its mission to improve health and wellbeing as an invaluable investment in the future of the Mentawai and Nias people. Key stakeholders are our communities and individuals, regional government and partner non-governmental organisations. Our programs represent an integrated approach to improving health and wellbeing and we seek lasting improvement through cost-effective, high-impact interventions.

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SurfAid, in partnership with communities and government, works to prevent disease, suffering and death through educational programs and health promotion that aim to change poor health behaviours and reduce the risk from natural disasters.

SurfAid’s goal is to empower communities to help themselves and build local capacity so their improved health resilience is sustainable. We advocate health and wellbeing for all and create collaborative relationships with other stakeholder groups wherever we can so as to further sustained change in behaviour and development.

Our community based health programs involve education in nutrition, hygiene, healthy environments, and disease prevention - including mosquito net distribution. In response to an unfortunately frequent need, we have built an award winning capacity in Emergency Preparedness and have delivered practical, locally-based Emergency Responses.

SurfAid follows the organisational values of accountability, transparency and partnership.
Our activities epitomise the universal human values expressed through local and global citizenship - empathy and compassion, respect for community, social justice and equity for all, economic, environmental and social sustainability, and a belief that we can all make a difference.



Malaria Program

SurfAid work with village communities and existing health services to significantly & sustainably reduce the burden of malaria.

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Community Based Health

To significantly improve the health & wellbeing of the Mentawai people through education & training. 

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Water + Sanitation

Empowerment of communities and village structure for sustainable and healthy management of water supplies.

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Emergency Preparedness

A community-based, disaster risk management program for villages prone to natural disasters. more

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Emergency Response

Despite never being established as an emergency response organisation, SurfAid has responded to five large emergencies.

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Schools Program

A global education program providing free downloadable resources for teachers encouraging global citizenship.

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SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim
is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people
living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.
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