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June 9, 2011
Lending a hand in PNG
DELICATE WORK: ABMED
Vincent Malone, centre, with
the help of US specialist
Cathie, gives an injection to a
three-month-old baby suffering
pneumonia before sending it
Photo: Kris Radder
WARM WELCOME: Traditional dancers perform at
the opening ceremony in Lae, Papua New Guinea.
Photos: LSIS Helen Frank
CARING HAND: ABDEN Melissa Lavelle
bonds with Jodie, a child living at the Haus
Clare Crisis Centre in Lae, Papua New Guinea.
SALUTE: Australian, New Zealand and US
officers during the opening ceremony.
By LSIS Helen Frank and
LCDR Priya Chandra
THE underprivileged children
of the Huas Clare Crisis Centre
for Children in Lae, Papua New
Guinea, know a thing or two about
looking after their health -- their
big and beaming white smiles are
proof of that.
But they received basic health
checks from the visiting RAN med-
ical and dental personnel taking
part in the multinational mission
Pacific Partnership 2011 based in
RAN personnel joined US col-
leagues in conducting the medi-
cal and dental checks of 18 chil-
dren, previously found by police or
welfare agencies on the streets or
orphaned by parents with AIDS.
Personnel also helped train the
centre's staff and delivered six pal-
lets of donated goods, including
toys, clothes, laundry detergent,
hand sanitiser, soap, toothbrushes
Despite a lack of regular medi-
cal and dental care due to insuf-
ficient funding, the centre's staff
ensure the children at least take
the best possible care of their teeth
through daily brushing.
ABDEN Melissa Lavelle said
she loved working with the chil-
"They were all so happy, and
had immaculate teeth. It looked like
they'd been brushing their teeth
since they were born," she said.
Miriam Momori, a single moth-
er who lives with her four children
at the centre and assists the three
Anglican nuns in running it, appre-
ciated the support from Pacific
"Words can't explain how thank-
ful we are that the Australians and
Americans came to check on the
children," Ms Momori said.
The communities of Lae City
and Morobe Province had earlier
welcomed the Pacific Partnership
mission to Papua New Guinea with
a traditional spear dance and wel-
The four-month Pacific
Partnership also involves person-
nel from Canada, France and New
Activities in Papua New Guinea
will also include engineering and
veterinary civic action programs, a
humanitarian assistance and disas-
ter response conference, a women's
empowerment policy dialogue and
other outreach programs.
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