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Bundi health projects launched

The ambulance was funded by the Sir Brian Bell Foundation in partnership with the Kumura Foundation.

Over 4,000 people from all over Bundi and Simbu, including Jimi, gathered at Snow Pass to witness what would be a major leap in the provision of basic healthcare services in this remote part of the Central Bismarck Range.

Upper Bundi has never had an ambulance to transport the critically ill and injured to hospital. Hence, many have died from basic treatable diseases.

First-ever health centre for remote village

Simbai is a remote high country part of Madang Province bordering Jiwaka, Western Highlands, Enga and East Sepik provinces.

Access is only by plane from Mt. Hagen and sometimes Madang. Project coordinator of the Anglican health centre, Morrison Wiam, said the new Kaironk Valley Health Centre is the first of such medical service in the area since 1975 and will serve over 12,000 people in that rugged part of Madang Province who are in dire need of basic health care services.