This fundraising campaign has a dual purpose. Primarily it is to raise money for a dinghy motor for Kikori Hospital, Papua New Guinea. Kikori is in the middle of the delta swamplands where the only way of transport is by river. PNG also has a big problem with tuberculosis (TB), and Kikori area has one of the highest rates of TB in the world with people dying daily from a disease that should be eradicated because it is both preventable and treatable. The Kikori Hospital team is doing lots of work going to villages to do health education and finding TB patients to stop the spread. They are also training TB volunteers in the villages they visit. They have been having transport difficulties for some time and needed a new dinghy motor, and then yesterday it finally broke meaning they cannot do any more life-saving TB work until they have a new one. And so we want to raise the money to make that possible!
This is a project that the incredible Dr Beth Lewis is at the heart of and very passionate about! And as she has a Very Special Birthday on May 1st, what better way is there for us to wish her a happy 30th birthday than to buy her hospital a dinghy!
Well done Kikori Hospital for all your hard work, and Happy Birthday Dr Beth! I hope we can make this dream come true for you!