Recently, we received a frantic call from a village leader in the coastal village of Watam. A laboring mother, Susan, was losing blood with every contraction, drifting in and out of consciousness, and needed help urgently. We quickly arranged the flight and soon the pilot took off, accompanied by a veteran midwife from Boram Hospital. When they arrived in the village, Susan reported that she could no longer feel the baby moving. Upon assessment, the midwife could not detect a fetal heartbeat. They swiftly loaded Susan and her husband onto the float plane and took off for the 35-minute flight back to Wewak, where she was admitted to the labor ward.
To our surprise and amazement, the next day we arrived to find both mom and her new baby girl alive and doing great!
We believe all lives are precious but there’s always something extra-special about being part of saving the life of a mother and her unborn baby. Thank you for partnering with us to make a difference in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea!