The National, Thursday July 25th, 2013
By MIRIAM MALAWA
YOUTH With A Mission (YWAM) is back in Port Moresby for the second annual outreach of providing optometry clinics and primary health care.
The medical ship’s last outreach was in Gulf two weeks ago.
It will carry out a week-long outreach in Port Moresby before leaving for Western on Sunday.
The team headed by founder and managing director for 1,300 Smiles in Sydney, Australia Dr Daryl Holmes provided dental care for the employers of Steamships, its major sponsor, on Monday.
Steamships has been providing support for the vessel in the past two years, including allowing the ship to berth at its wharf between visits to Gulf and Western.
“This is one of the best ways we can say thank you to Steamships for all they’ve done to provide us a home in PNG,” Dr Holmes said.
“I cannot tell you how much it means to see these hardworking people come out with a big smile on their faces, especially for some who have been in incredible amounts of pain for a long time.”
In Port Moresby, YWAM will be running optometry clinics in association with Brien Holden Vision Institute Branch, PNG Eye Care at KilaKila Urban Clinic from 9am to 4pm on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Primary health care clinics will also be offered in Port Moresby as well as health promotion classes and religious education programmes running across a range of schools in the city.