AIR NIUGINI SUPPORTS YWAM DENTAL HEALTH EFFORTS FOR SCHOOLS IN NCD
May 16, 2023
National airline, Air Niugini has come on board to support the efforts of YWAM Medical Ships Australia & Papua New Guinea (YWAM MS) Dental Trailer 2023 program by airlifting medical equipment free of charge(FOC) out of Brisbane to Port Moresby last week.
The airline uplifted 100kg of dental supplies and equipment free to support the dental trailer program, which is aimed at providing screening, oral health education, and dental procedures to students at schools in Port Moresby.
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Gary Seddon said â€ś This is not the first time, Air Niugini has supported efforts of YWAM in delivering health care Â and training in the country.
â€ś We have supported YWAM in the past and are pleased to be able to participate again in this particular program that focuses on improving dental health care of younger Papua New Guineans.â€ť Mr Seddon said
The 13-metre long dental trailer is equipped with dental chairs, sterilisation and x-ray facilities and will go around schools in the nationâ€™s capital to provide dental care and offer health education to students in an interactive and engaging sessions.
YWAM in partnership with our stakeholders have commenced the program at Sevese Morea Primary school and Koki Elementary and Primary schools with Â Kila Kila Secondary school next in-line, to be followed by other schools in Port Moresby.
Corporate Communications Department
Tuesday 16th Â May, 2023