Maternal health in Papua New Guinea

Published on: 24 February 2022

Near the western tip of New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea, on the edge of the South Pacific, lies the very remote community of Sag Sag.

Although small, it is central to the lives of many people living in the rainforest which surrounds the town.

Our 2022 Lent Appeal is to provide much needed beds for young children and expectant mothers. At the moment, mothers and children lie on their own blankets on the bare floorboards when they arrive for treatment. Sometimes, they will have canoed along the coast for a day to arrive at Sag Sag. Through our PNG Link Group, the Diocese of Norwich is in regular contact with all five Papua New Guinea dioceses and, with your support, can get help directly to the people in Sag Sag. Please help to bring much-needed hospital beds to our sisters and brothers in Papua New Guinea.

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