PNG Tribal Foundation has taken an innovative approach to delivering medical supplies to rural areas through the tourism industries.
In partnership with Sport Fishing PNG, the NGO seeks to deliver 19 medical kits worth K6,000 to rural areas within PNG Sport Fishing’s reach.
Michelle Hau’ofa, PNGTF Director of Operations, says the donations of these “cure kits”, in partnership with Project Cure, is a reflection of their passion for the improvement of health care in PNG.
“We need to be innovative in bringing service delivery to our people, especially in remote locations, and our partnership with Sport Fishing PNG is an excellent example of this new approach. It is also another example of Tribal Foundation’s successful model of multi-sector partnerships involving NGO’s, the government, in this case the Ministry for Tourism, and the tourism industry through Sport Fishing PNG,” Hau’ofa said.
As one of Papua New Guinea’s most active contributors to the enhancement of the health and education sectors, PNGTF considers their partnership with Sport Fishing PNG invaluable because of their extensive reach into some of the most remote areas in PNG.
The presentation of these cure kits took place on Fishing PNG’s charter boat the ‘K2O’, between PNGTF representative Michelle Hau’ofa; Sports Fishing representative, Fred Taligatus, and Minister for Arts, Culture & Tourism Minister, Tobias Kulang.
“I am delighted to see tourism being used as a vehicle to bring service delivery to our people. Congratulations to PNG Tribal Foundation and Sport Fishing PNG on this successful partnership,” Minister Kulang said.