The presence of aid posts and rural health services, although vital, continues to remain a dream for many.
For one community in East Sepik, it was a relief to finally have an aid post opened after an absence of 22 years.
For many communities in rural Papua New Guinea, the absence of aid posts and rural health services is still a real day-to-day challenge.
For the Member for Yangoru Saussia, Richard Maru, the statistics of this challenge was a wakeup call for him, as a first time MP.
For the people of Hagama, in the East Yangoru LLG, their prayers have been answered with the opening of a new aid post. Their appreciation in the new establishment is enormous because of their past experiences.
It cost the District K250,000 from the District Services Improvement Program (DSIP) funds to build the Hagama aid post.
The Hamaga Aid Post is the 6th health facility to be established in the District, and Minster Maru says another six aid posts or health centres will be built by April 2017.
There are also plans in place to build a major district hospital with the aim of bringing health services closer to the people.