The National, Thursday, May 26th 2011
PACIFIC International Hospital has received 20,000 birthing kits from the Zonta International Foundation of Australia for distribution.
The kits will be distributed to people and non-governmental organisation-run health facilities.
The programme is being coordinated by Dr Mathias Sapuri, deputy chairman of Pacific International Hospital, for the past 10 years.
“Pacific International Hospital is proud to assist Zonta International of Australia distribute the kits for use in Gerehu St John Hospital,” Sapuri said.
He said 5,000 kits had been delivered to the Gerehu St John Hospital this week.
The foundation has donated 12,000 kits to the Port Moresby General Hospital and 30,000 kits to health centres in Central and Morobe provinces.
It is hoped the kits are put to good use in health facilities.
Sapuri said the objective of the programme was to make deliveries safer for mothers and babies.
The Pacific International Hospital is the most comprehensive provider of affordable health care services in PNG, he said.