Then National, Wednesday 12th September, 2012
YWAM Medical Ships – Australia (YWAM MSA) announced yesterday that it has received K100,000 from the Gulf provincial government.
Since 2010, YWAM MSA has provided 93,354 community development, training and health outcomes in PNG, 19,595 were delivered throughout Gulf this year.
Chief executive officer Ken Mulligan said Gulf was the first place the ship visited.
“We’ve had a great partnership from the governor and other provincial leaders, as well as with the health care workers and village leaders on the ground.
“We’ve been able to do some amazing things together and we know that this will improve with the new level of support the government is providing.”
YWAM MSA utilises unique innovation to initiate holistic community development activities and projects which empowers communities to take ownership by participating in achieving long-term, sustainable outcomes.
“It is wonderful to see how health has improved in places previously visited, and to see that local leaders are always pleased to connect with our teams.”
The provincial goverrnment joins other partners in Gulf which include InterOil, National Department of Health (NDoH), and Rotarians Against Malaria.
The ship will embark on its third and final outreach of the year into Western tomorrow.
This will complete seven outreaches for the year with four in Gulf and three in Western.