Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Het bilong me pen.


These types of health centres, dotted around the country, are run by dedicated nurses and aids who, in the more isolated areas of PNG often have to work without the proper equipment and drugs.

The Catholic Church is this area does a lot for the health of the locals and runs the Vunapope Hospital (Haus sik) which provides affordable health care for everyone. It is run by hard-working doctors (doktas) (usually volunteers from Australia and Germany) and local nurses (nes).

We raise our hats to you all!!!!


I flew to Lae last Saturday for work (will be back 3 May), so will be leaving you in the confident hands of He-Who-Doesn't-Blog and Benson (the Boy Cat). Hopefully they will remember to post every other day and keep their feet off the coffee table!!!!

14 comments:

Donna said...

I'll second that! Don't work too hard sweetie!hugs

M.Benaut said...

Healthcare is something we all take for granted down here, yet our northern neighbours must rely on volunteers and the church to look after them.
I'll raise my hat to them too.

GMG said...

Hi Jules! You probably didn’t notice, but I was absent for a while, but now ity's your turn... ;)) Anyhow, I missed your posts and comments, so I drop by to pay homage to your volunteers. Great job!
Hope you have a great week and look forward to seeing you back!
Blogtrotter

Squirrel said...

Hi Jules,

been catching up !

George Townboy said...

Great post ... I love learning about PNG!

He's doing a good job!

imac said...

God bless them all.

Have a good time, with lots of pics.


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Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice post and informative too.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done to all involved .. can not imagine no health care for folks.

Chuck Pefley said...

"He Who Doesn't Blog" is doing a fine job of keeping things going in your absence. -:)

It's a shame health care is so hit or miss in so much of the world. Kudos to those dedicated souls who volunteer!

alicesg said...

Have a nice trip, Jules.

lv2scpbk said...

Yes, I say hats off to all the hard workers who take care of us too.

Marie said...

Bravo for paying homage to them. They certainly deserve it!

david mcmahon said...

Have a good trip - psssst, they had the feet on the coffee table!

Squirrel said...

Hi Jules--I had to change things--while I was sick someone came to my blog and left a ton of nasty messages--just talking about their life--lots of swear words, crazy-- very hard to check on and delete--as they were doing it in the middle of the night.
I changed my icon to look like a guy, too.