Reliable power for Yagaum Rural Hospital in the Madang District

Each year the Lutheran Women of Australia (LWA) contribute funds for the provision of solar power to health centres across Papua New Guinea (PNG). In Australia, we take for granted that our hospitals and health centres have reliable power to function and that the flick of a switch will light up the rooms. Not so in PNG where blackouts are a common occurrence, disrupting the functioning of essential equipment and medical interventions. When the Yaguam Rural hospital received funding through the LWA, they tasked their maintenance man, Mr Benjamin, with ...
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Nevin Nitschke

Nevin Nitschke is Program Officer for Lutheran Church of Australia International Mission (LCAIM)