The Bokolma clinic is in need of repair but still treats up to 200 patients every week. Currently only one Community Health worker runs the clinic and Jon Jon is looking to train a nurse to help out at the clinic and start a much needed immunization program.
Many children suffered at home without medication. Symptoms included a rash, fever, bleeding noses, sores in the mouth and stomach ache. Parents were obviously distressed and 3 children succumbed to the illness and died.
Two groups of 10-15 volunteers.
The first group will go from Dec 1st to 8th and focus on the Capital city, Port Moresby and surrounding area. The Goal: to fix up the HOPE Clinics, School and visit slums. In addition there will be an opportunity to encourage the Port Moresby Church and get involved in spiritual outreach.
The second group will go from Dec 1st to 12th and travel up to Gumine, in the Highlands. Goal: to complete the construction of the Bokolma clinic, encourage the church and local communities. There may also be an opportunity to visit 2 of our remotest churches: Mogiaggi and Calvary that are a 6-8 hours further on from Gumine by foot. This is also hoped to identify future poverty programs. The environment in the Highlands is challenging and not for the faint hearted!
Numbers are limited, so email an expression of interest to me: firstname.lastname@example.org and a registration form will be sent to you in the coming weeks. A final list of who is coming will be drawn in August. The cost will be about $1500 per person (flights plus accommodation).