Samaritan Aviation

Heart to serve others

Board member, Michelle Hau’ofa acknowledged Member for Kikori, Soroi Eoe for supporting in such a big way.

Stating that Samaritan Aviation has float planes which is critical to river communities in Kikori, without the float plane they are talking days to get help.

She said Samaritan Aviation do not want to create new systems but are here to support, enhance and align with whatever it is that the government is doing.

Samaritan Aviation extends service to Kikori

The partnership is aimed towards improving health services through Samaritan Aviation’s flight services ‘sea planes’ specifically for those in the areas not connected by roads or rural airstrips. This will be for the next five years in Gulf Province.

Kikori lies in the delta of the Kikori River at the head of the Gulf of Papua. Minister for Kikori, Soroi Marepo Eoe, has allowed Samaritan Aviation into Kikori to solve health service access into the area.

Samaritans Get Help

Member for Angoram, Salio Waipo presented a cheque of K200,000 to the Samaritan Aviation in Wewak recently to support its work.

The group first started operations in 2014 in the province and have been providing much needed health care and emergency medical evacuations for villages along the Sepik River.

Samaritan Aviation supported

Samaritan Aviation is a non-profit Christian organisation that has been serving the people of East Sepik Province through emergency evacuation flights, delivery of medical supplies and continued community outreach and health programs.

Recognising the important efforts of the organisation in providing primary health care, Digicel Foundation has continued its funding support to Samaritan Aviation, bringing the total funding to K300,000 to date.

K150,000 support for Samaritan Aviation

The Foundation’s K150,000 contribution allows the completion of the project, as well as have it shipped to PNG next month.  

This new floatplane will provide life-saving flights for people living along the Sepik River who are in desperate need of medical care to the main hospital in Wewak.

Whilst thanking Digicel PNG Foundation for the partnership, Samaritan Aviation President, Mark Palm, said the US based Christian organisation relies on US donors as well as the PNG Government for support.