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HEADED TO PNG! April-June 2013

H TO PRIMARY 2013 INTRO

After 12 weeks of lectures we are heading to Papua New Guinea to provide love, hope and healthcare to the people of the Oro Province S cou t s a n d p i o ne e r s

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he Introductions to Primary Health Care School is not one for the faint of heart. It’s a school that beckons those that long to pioneer and establish new ground. It calls for those whose heart beats for the nations, to see justice prevail, the poor and needy fed, diseases eradicated, and to see God’s people empowered. This is no ordinary school. The IPHC has a unique relationship that tickles the underbelly of poverty and community development. It runs hand in hand with YWAM Medical Ships Australia to not only disciple a nation but to meet the people’s needs spiritually and physically. The IPHC are forerunners for the medical ship to help bring prevention and awareness of healthcare. It trains and equips

What are we learning?

es r u t c e L Keys to Primary Healthcare - Vitals This first week we learned the 8 Keys to Primary Healthcare, God’s heart for the poor and needy and we learned how to take vitals.

Mother and Child Health During the 2nd week we learned the importance of a mother and child’s nutrition, how to support a balanced diet in a developing nation using local foods, possible complications and warning signs during pregnancy, and how to care for pregnant Mums in times of trouble.

Anatomy and Physiology

health care workers for the developing nations, but not just developing nations, for the nation of PNG.

This week we learned the foundations of the body and how it works, we learned about the intricacies and delicate nature of our body systems and how it work together as a whole.

As the IPHC we have come from all difference walks of life, but are joined together for a specific purpose. Our goal is to go into the remotest of places to meet a practical need. Knowledge is something we carry and learn from the start. From mother and child health to target diseases, we take what we know to set up clinics in the village or the local healthcare centers. Training health care workers about emergency Dental care and health issues along with working alongside the medical ship in PNG will be part of our mission. We strive to not sit back and watch as people go in need.

Target Diseases Week 4 we learned about target diseases, how to identify and treat them as well as how to give life saving vaccinations.

Community Development This week we learned about how to help a Community develop into a prosperous and safe place for it’s inhabitants. We learned how to empower a community and give them the tools to bring about solutions for their community. We also learned how to (and made) homemade water filters!

Liz Nelson | P.O. Box 6221 Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia | www.lizley.weebly.com | eliz.anna.nelson@gmail.com Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @lizleynelson


What are we learning?

Why pa pu a n ew g u i n e a ?           "God's greatest commandment is to love 

him and love  his people. The nation's cry out  for this love. Will you be the one to empower a  nation? To show a mother that there  is  hope  for her children. That the pain and suffering 

38% Of Papua New Guineans live below the national poverty line

of  the  sick  don't  go  unnoticed?  Will  you  stand  up  for  other  people's  rights  and  be  their voice?"                              ‐IPHC 2013 Compelling Vision

s e r u t c Le Missions This week our focus is missions. Why we are here, and how to run the race well. It’s not an easy life we lead and this week will help focus and encourage us in the mission we are living out daily.

EENT During week 7 we will focus on Ears, Eyes, Nose and Throat. We learn about the anatomy and common diseases seen in these areas of the body.

1 in 7

1 in 13 Children in PNG won’t make it to their 5th birthday

Women in rural PNG die in childbirth due to lack of education and resources

How can you help?! - DONATE • I currently need to raise the $2,985 for outreach within the week! Whether it be $5, $50 or $500 - anything helps. Visit my blog or https://www.ywamrto.org/payments/ to make a donation. - SHARE • There are many ways to spread the love! Post one of the photos from my “Love, Hope, and Healthcare” blog on your facebook, instagram or twitter. • Print and distribute this flyer! - PRAY• The power of prayer is a miraculous thing. Please pray for our team!

Malaria, TB, Water & Sanitation How to identify these diseases as well as how to treat and prevent them. These diseases and water and sanitation are major problems in developing nations.

ARI, Teaching & Training, HIV/AIDS Acute Respiratory Infections, HIV & AIDS are also major problems in these nations. We will learn how to carry out teaching and training of all we have learned as well as how to identify and prevent these diseases.

Worms, Skin Diseases There are many types of skin diseases and worms prevalent today. We will learn how to diagnose and treat these issues.

Wound Care, EMT, Essential Drugs, & Clinic Prep This final week before we leave on outreach we will learn the administration of drugs and how to prepare, set up and run clinics in the villages. We will also focus on emergency training and wound care.

Liz Nelson | P.O. Box 6221 Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia | www.lizley.weebly.com | eliz.anna.nelson@gmail.com Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @lizleynelson


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