Catching up (jetzt auch auf deutsch)

It has been a while since we have written anything. I believe there has been a lot to process the last few months. So, Lina and I now live in Kikori, a town in the Gulf province of Papua New Guinea, that is named after the river it lies beside. It is a decently sized... Continue Reading →

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Step 3: Arrival in Kapuna

So, Kapuna. Get ready for a torrent of random information. This is a rather interesting place, mainly because it isn't really a village in the traditional sense. Once upon a time in 1949 a small missionary hospital was set up in the bush. It quickly grew and included a training school for general healthcare workers.... Continue Reading →

A Health Patrol

Kapuna hospital runs health patrols to surrounding villages every month or so. We were invited to join the next patrol to a village an hour away called Baimuru. There is a health centre set up here, but the 15 members of staff that should be running it are hardly ever present. Only about three nurses... Continue Reading →

Step 2: Travel to Kapuna

It was four in the morning, we had already dismissed our alarms before they could go off. Feeling surprisingly clear and awake thanks to the jetlag, we moved our belongings out of our room to prepare for pick-up. For the first time in our lives, the taxi we had ordered came half an hour earlier.... Continue Reading →

Step one: arrival

After a gruelling 29 hour journey we arrived in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea. There, we received the first of many warm welcomes to come. Nellie greeted us at the arrival hall, showed us where to get a sim card and brought us to Mapang, our guesthouse. Our flight out from Port... Continue Reading →

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