The National, Thursday July 18th, 2013
WESTERN Governor Ati Wobiro on Tuesday provided much-needed assistance to Daru General Hospital and World Vision to support the work they are doing in general health care and tuberculosis in South Fly district and the province.
Wobiro presented cheques for K2.3 million to Daru General Hospital and K200,000 to World Vision from the Western provincial service implementation plan to fund shortfalls and help the TB programme in the South and Middle Fly districts.
The funding is timely, especially with the recent opening of the new state of the art TB ward for the hospital last week.
Hospital acting chief executive officer Sr Martin Joseph thanked Wobiro, saying the funding was welcomed as the hospital had run out of money and the contribution would greatly help daily operations.
The funding to World Vision is a result of advocacy to decision makers to improve TB services in the province and will mainly be towards sustaining the outreach of the TB programme in the province.
Western TB project manager Alma Acub said World Vision was committed in its mission dedicated to working with children, families and communities worldwide to reach their full potential by addressing the root causes of poverty and injustice.
She assured Wobiro that World Vision was a good steward and the money would be spent well to bring TB services to his people.