Morobe Province Governor, Honourable Ginson Saonu and Provincial Administrator, Ms Sheila Harou are in Townsville for the next two days for strategic meetings with YWAM Medical Ships.
Since 2015, YWAM Medical Ships has been deploying the YWAM Training and Medical ship, MV YWAM PNG, and land-based teams to remote areas of Morobe Province.
Morobe Province Governor, Honourable Ginson Saonu, said it was an important time to discuss the future of YWAM’s work in the province.
“Our provincial administration appealed to YWAM Medical Ships to consider coming to Morobe Province five years ago, we needed help in reaching our isolated communities.
“Our partnership with YWAM continues to help us overcome isolation by transporting supplies, equipment, healthcare personnel and training to some of our province’s most hard to reach areas.
“It is a great encouragement to have allies that are willing to stand with you, and not only dream of what could be, but help implement it.
“What we’ve achieved over the last few years has been remarkable – but there is much more to come.
“During the next two days we will be exploring ways we can further expand on our partnership for the benefit of thousands of people in Morobe,” said Governor Saonu.
YWAM Medical Ships Managing Director, Mr Ken Mulligan, said it was an honour to host the Governor and his delegation in Townsville this week.
“We have a very special relationship with Morobe Province. In partnership with their provincial health team, we’ve been able to deliver over 137,000 healthcare and training services to over 19,000 patients in remote areas of Morobe Province.
“Over the next two days we will be discussing further partnership opportunities to help expand and strengthen the work we are achieving together in the province.
“This is also another great opportunity to help strengthen the growing links between Townsville and Papua New Guinea,” said Mr Mulligan.
The MV YWAM PNG is currently in Port Moresby preparing for her next deployment to Central Province.
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