Empowerment in Papua New Guinea
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How it came to be
We were contacted by Dr Andrew Lewis and Dr Shelley Cowden from the Coral Sea Foundation. They have been users of our Oil of Wild Oregano for over 5 years.
They are part of an organisation called The Coral Sea Foundation – an Australian based team of scientists, researchers and environmentalists seeking to protect and help conserve the coral reefs within and around the Coral Sea, and also to assist the local communities who are the indigenous caretakers of these marine environments.
Part of their mission includes empowering and educating young women. Presently they have a young lady (Lorie Pipiga) from Papua New Guinea studying with them so that she can help educate her village and wider community about the importance of reef conservation and careful management of natural resources.
In July this year they visited Lorie’s village and established connections with a community there to help secure a marine reserve. As part of this expedition they would take various useful supplies to offer the community, including some basic first-aid equipment, mosquito nets and any other useful, light-weight resources that could assist the remote communities of Fergusson Island.
As the people living there are poor and live a great distance from modern medical facilities, small infections easily turn into serious illnesses in the highly humid, equatorial conditions. They recently had to put Lorie on antibiotics for a small cut which turned septic. However many health practitioners believe that it is much better to avoid giving antibiotics to people from these areas as the cumulative weakening to their immune systems can be deleterious and sometimes, fatal.
So the Foundation wrote to us to request a donation of Oil of Wild Oregano that might be carried with them to Fergusson Island to assist the people there to better manage infections, viruses and medical issues. The Foundation seeks to establish long-term and ongoing relationships with supportive and like-minded businesses who would like to assist them in delivering better healthcare and sanitation to the remote communities of PNG.
Part of Solutions4Health’s philosophy is to support quality community assistance programs for Australia and overseas. Our company is proud and honoured to have been part of the Coral Sea’s Foundation’s recent assistance to Lorie’s village.