PNG Kidney Foundation

KML delivers on K3m funding for Kidney work

President of PNG Kidney Foundation, Sir Martin Poh received the dummy cheque from KML Chairman Dr. Ila Temu at Kumul Minerals Building at 2-Mile, NCD.

The KML Chair acknowledged that Kidney disease is one area in the health sector that needs a lot of help. Setting up the Kidney Foundation presents the means to start the conversation. He thanked the PNG Kidney Foundation for this.

Lady Emeline visits PNGKF

Her appointment to the role took place in January this year and she welcomed the role and responsibility to the PNGKF mission in advocating for healthy kidneys and promote a healthy lifestyle in general for Papua New Guineans.

World Kidney Day observed

At the Kidney Foundation in the nation’s capital, a few medical doctors got together with the Foundation Chairman, to observe the World Kidney Day on Friday 4th March, 2022.

PNG Kidney Foundation is now 10 years in operation since it was established in 2012. It started itst humble beginnings at the Port Moresby General hospital (PMGH). It has grown stronger and is expanding its services.

Kidney Equipment For Mendi

Hospital CEO Dr Joseph Birisi was on hand to receive the equipment. 

The equipment donated to Mendi General Hospital consists of a dialysis machine and Rivers Osmosis (RO) Water System and a dialysis chair. 

Chairman of PNG Kidney Foundation, Sir Martin Poh was happy to handover the equipment. 

 “One dialysis unit can handle four patients a week so with these four plus one in the ICU, Mendi hospital can help 20 patients per week to do the dialysis.” Sir Martin Poh.

Very expensive disease to manage: Doctor

This issue is also faced in well-to-do countries.  

In developing countries like PNG, many struggle to provide the service.

This is where the PNG Kidney Foundation comes in. It has done a lot for the country since 2014 in terms of making dialysis affordable.

A very technical field, kidney dialysis requires machines that require training to operate but the foundation has come far.