In-country manager notes that due to Covid 19 restrictions on public gatherings only a hand full of VBAs were asked to come and distribute the items. Thank you to all our fantastic sponsors and donors for making this all possible!

Our fabulous co-head VBA Dulcie (second from left) distributing donated items to VBA’s from villages across the Island.

#PNG, #BirthTraining, #BirthingKits, #DFAT, #FriendshipGrants, #CaringforKiriwina, #Kiriwina

The soap sent, two boxes have already being received and one box has been offloaded in Alotau.

The masks and sanitizers are still in Pom as the flights to Losuia have being cancelled due to not enough passengers travelling to and from Losuia. Hoping to get them over to the Losuia Health Centre asap!

While you are waiting for these PPE masks here are some DIY ‘do it yourself’ mask production instructions. Once the Kiriwinan translation comes in we will revise artwork and print some more posters for distribution across the Island.

#Kiriwina, #COVID-19Awareness, #Heath&Hygiene, #PNGHealth, #MaternalHealth  #CORONAVIRIS, #COVID19, #SAVELIVES, #HEALTH, #HYGIENE, #KIRIWINA, #TROBRIANDISLANDS#FriendshipGrants.

Thank you to all the incredible, self sacrificing nurses. This pandemic has thrown a spotlight on the truly invaluable nature of nurses to our existence. We would especially like to thank the brilliant CFK Midwives, Shea Calpice and Jacqui Andrews and the wonderful Lousia Health Centre midwives Leness and Bokowau. Luv youes all!

#InternationalNursesDay, #Health&Hygiene, #COVID19, #Kiriwina, #Losuia, #PNG, #BirthingKits, #BirthingTraining#FriendshipGrants, #CaringforKiriwina

Jacqui, Leness and Shea at the 2018 VBA Training session
CFK Birthing Training 2018, Losuia Health Care Centre Midwife Leness and CFK Midwife Jacqui Andrews, with head VBA Ruth Boaz front left.
Retired (and still working) Midwife Bokowau and another head CFK VBA Dulcie.

Aren’t they all gorgeous! Wonderful Losuia Health Centre Midwife Bokowau (In white shirt 4th from right) recieving delivery of Birth Registration Booklets, soaps and Birthing Kits from our CFK VBA’s. We are currently purchasing 150 PPE masks to protect these hard working carers as well as sening 2,000 more soaps and 100 education Posters. We need to purchase more…

Thank you Melcah Bwaina for helping distribute these items around the Island and these great photos.

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who make all this possible 🙂 #Health&Hygiene, #COVID19, #Kiriwina, #Losuia, #PNG, #BirthingKits, #BirthingTraining#FriendshipGrants.

It is with great sadness and to inform you that Late Elisa a VBA of Kaduwaga Village passed on yesterday 29 April 2020.

Thank you for being a treasured part of your community with all your selfless acts of kindness and support.