MV Pacific Link

YWAM acquires new supply vessel to help with work

The MV l’Astrolabe, soon to be renamed the MV YWAM Liberty, will be the fourth vessel to be deployed by YWAM Medical Ships into PNG, joining the MV Pacific Link and the MV YWAM PNG which are both currently serving in PNG, and the MY RUACH, due to join the fleet later this year.
Director of YWAM Medical Ships PNG, Ken Mulligan, said that the acquisition of the MV YWAM Liberty represents hope for tens of thousands of people with critical health and training needs in PNG.

Kerema greatly needs dentistry services: YWAM

Dr Kiniafa is part of a land-based healthcare team that was deployed by YWAM Medical Ships for a one week patrol to Kerema.

In partnership with Kerema General Hospital, the team delivered optometry services, dental procedures and health education.   

“I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to expand my services to outside of Port Moresby," said Dr Kiniafa.

“A passion of mine is to also raise awareness on oral cancer, which is now the fastest growing cancer in Papua New Guinea.

Medical ship treats over 40,000 patients in 2016

The YWAM Medical Ship and her team of volunteers are celebrating the end of a successful deployment to both provinces before the vessel's patrols resume in the New Year.  

Field activities included immunisations, maternal health services, dentistry procedures, eye care, health promotion and collegial support for local health workers – delivered in partnership with provincial health authorities, local health workers and other key stakeholders.   

YWAM ship delivers 48,000 healthcare services in Madang

YWAM’s Medical Ship, MV Pacific Link, has just completed a successful deployment to Madang Province. 

Its director, Brett Curtis, said the ship’s first voyage to Madang Province was very special. 

“Thousands of lives have been impacted over the last 8 months, including a woman named Luweng from Karkar Island, who had a pterygium (tissue growth) on her eye.

“Luweng’s sight dramatically improved after an eye surgery in our onboard operating theatre,” he said in a statement.