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Port Moresby: ExxonMobil PNG Limited (EMPNG) and local Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Papua New Guinea Tribal Foundation met with the CEOs of Port Moresby General Hospital and Angau Memorial Hospital to review medical supplies and equipment that have been donated to the hospitals through a joint effort funded by EMPNG.
Two forty foot containers full of medical supplies and equipment were each delivered to the Port Moresby General Hospital and Angau Memorial Hospital this year.
The medical goods were shipped from the United States by Tribal Foundation’s longtime partner Project C.U.R.E who had also sourced and packed the supplies.
CEO of Port Moresby General Hospital, Grant Muddle, and his team have been working hard
to improve the service of PNG’s largest hospital and the medical supplies have helped boost their efforts.
Grant Muddle says, “This assistance from ExxonMobil and PNG Tribal Foundation have been
very helpful to our efforts at Port Moresby General Hospital where the supplies have already
been put to good use.”
The medical supplies in Lae were primarily for the Children’s Ward and included much needed consumables as well as equipment like incubators for premature babies.
CEO for Angau Hospital Chris Kenyhercz said, “The support given to Angau Hospital by ExxonMobil PNG and the PNG Tribal Foundation is incredibly appreciated as we strive to serve
the people of Lae and those who come to our hospital from around PNG.”
EMPNG funded the delivery of the four medical containers as part of its efforts to support communities to have better access to health care in PNG.
Andrew Barry, EMPNG’s Managing Director said EMPNG is committed to investing in sustainable health projects in PNG to help address the health challenges in the country.
“It is partnerships like this with PNG Tribal Foundation, Project C.U.R.E and the hospitals
that will drive positive development and we believe that this relationship will continue as
we work together to bring about change and improved livelihoods to the people of PNG,” said
The first medical container was donated to Tari Hospital in 2015 and another medical
container is scheduled to be delivered to Daru Hospital in December.
Funding for the four medical containers came from a fundraising event that was held
in Denver, Colorado in 2014, called the First Ladies Luncheon where Mrs. Lynda Babao
O’Neill spoke to 1,200 business and community leaders. Besides raising enough funds
for the medical containers, the event was historic in that it was the first time the wife
of a PNG Prime Minister was the keynote speaker at such a significant international
GT Bustin, PNG Tribal Foundation’s President said, “In addition to the humanitarian aspect it was a big step forward for the women of PNG and has been
inspirational to girls across PNG who have big dreams for themselves.”
“EMPNG’s support not only enabled us to provide a significant amount of medical supplies around the country at an important time, but it had also
created a high profile opportunity where a woman from PNG was featured.
Mrs. O’Neill delivered a powerful speech about the beauty and challenges in PNG and
people in Colorado were delighted,” said Mr Bustin.
The PNG Tribal Foundation thanked EMPNG for their support in making the First Ladies
Luncheon a reality and also thanked logistic partners Boroko Rotary, Consort Shipping,
and Riback Stevedores for their assistance with the delivery of the containers.
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