Ever wonder why we say so many people come from all over Papua New Guinea to the Nazarene Hospital at Kudjip? See the picture below created by the Rural and Remote Medicine Society for Papua New Guinea, which shows the number of districts in Papua New Guinea with no doctors. This is why we feel this program is so important. We are both a sponsoring hospital (meaning we train a rural resident all the time) and the main place these rural doctors come for surgical training to be sent out to revive health services!
Additionally, it is a real representation of why each ministry of Nazarene Health Ministries is so important. It shows what our remote Nazarene health centers are up against. Rural Health Services as part of Nazarene Health Ministries runs 11 facilities in places where our nurses are the only medical care around – places where there are no doctors. This is also why the Nazarene College of Nursing has nearly doubled its number of nursing graduates each year – many of whom become missionaries to these remote places. Even more amazing Community Based Health Care works in some areas that don’t even have nurses!Please continue to pray for and support the work of all of the Nazarene Health Ministry divisions: Rural Health, CBHC, NCON, and the hospital, who are making a difference to show people someone cares and share the love of God in places of great need.