Morobe Rural Medevac Saves Life

Ferrying people in small airplanes and helicopters out of some of the remote places in the Morobe Province, is the only fastest way, yet the expensive one.

A trip like this one is seasonal. Some people may be desperate, yet may not be able to get such help.


“Most of the places in our nine districts don't have road access, scattered and isolated”, the Morobe Governor, Kelly Naru said.


The medical evacuation is part of the Morobe provincial government program, that seeks to assist people in remote part of Morobe, that don’t have road access and limited health services.


This woman arrived in Lae from Siassi Island after a twenty-minute flight. A trip by boat to Lae would take about 16 hours. 


She is amongst other man, women and children who have benefited from the provincial government medevac program.


“It's a first of its kind program for the province, and it's been going for two years now…it's saving lives of the people, mostly in the isolated areas”, Governor Naru said.


Morobe province is a big province. It shares common land and sea boundaries with West New Britain, Madang, Eastern Highlands, and Oro Provinces.


Life in rural areas is so much expensive, in terms of basic services, fuel and transportation costs.

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