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Kerema to Benefit

by Theckla Gunga – EMTV, Port Moresby

A partnership with Tribal Foundation, Inter Oil and Gulf Provincial Government will see health and education services reaching people in remote Gulf.

Through the partnership medical supplies and equipment will be transported into Kerema General Hospital from Port Moresby.

Today Inter Oil donated 25,000 kina to Tribal Foundation that will cover transportation costs for a year. The partnership follows the singing of a Memorandum of Understanding between PNG Tribal Foundation and Inter Oil today.

This agreement targets mainly the rural people and is expected to bring health services right into the rural communities.

It is a new approach for Gulf and Tribal Foundation, has become the first non-government organisation to assist Gulf in supplying basic medical equipment.

Through its Project C.U.R.E. program, Tribal Foundation has been assisting other provinces in Papua New Guinea including Morobe to supply the basic medical equipment to various hospitals and health care centres.

Once the ground work is completed, this container of medical goods will be shipped to Kerema by Inter Oil as part of the work agreement.

The partnership between Tribal Foundation and Gulf provincial Government will last for three years before it will be reviewed in 2017.

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