YWAM Medical Ship Operation

Medical volunteers onboard the YWAM Medical Ship continue to save lives in the Western and Gulf provinces.

During their visit, the medical volunteers have saved the lives of people suffering from preventable diseases. Most die because there is no health centre, and the nearest one is some hours walk away.


Some of the common sicknesses and diseases found in these provinces are pneumonia, TB and Skin diseases.


In an interview with EMTV, Hannah Peart, the PNG YWAM Outreach Coordinator, said this is the fifth year for the YWAM Medical Ship to provide much needed services in Western and Gulf Provinces. The ship has completed the Western lag of operations and is now in the Gulf of Papua.


Hannah says the YWAM Team focuses on Preventative Health because she says there are no proper health facilities.


In a mining province of Western, she says there is a need for more health centres as many people die from preventable diseases.


YWAM is looking at purchasing another vessel to support its operations, one that would enable YWAM to conduct health training on board the Medical Ship, and further extend medical services to the rest of the Southern Region.

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