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Graeme Duke – Doctor Gadget of the South Pacific

Please pray for Graeme and Sue Duke as they complete a week-long stay in Port Vila. 
 
Graeme’s purpose on this, probably his 9th “Tour of Duty” to this small developing nation, is to locate and install a swag of much needed medical equipment at the Port Vila Central Hospital. 
 
Equipment salvaged by Graeme, donated by Box Hill Hospital as part of their recent re-fit and transported by Rotary in Geelong earlier this year.
 
Read about it in the Vanuatu Daily Post
 
 
Graeme’s daily blog makes for very interesting reading.  
 
Just click the link …     https://dukenews.wordpress.com/

MSM Vanuatu Member Update – March 2016 Supplement

Greetings from MSM …

Who would have thought the opening of the Paunangisu village public toilet would make it onto the BBC News website?  Not me that’s for sure.

Read into it what you like, but if we can just secure the Queen’s official endorsement we might change the toilet’s slogan to something like “Royal Flush before Royal Ascent”  … maybe it needs a bit more work …?

Anyway, hope you enjoy the latest 2016 March Vanuatu MSM Member Update (Supplement) edition featuring the official opening of the BEST Public Toilet in The South Pacific

(For some light relief visit … www.bestpublictoilet.org  )

And here are the overseas news links …

BBC News Report

Website article

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35890860

Radio New Zealand Reports

 

Audio & Transcript

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/programmes/datelinepacific/audio/201794568/toilets-give-vanuatu-village-bite-of-tourist-cherry

Website article

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/299778/top-notch-loos-in-vanuatu-village-could-spark-tourism

 

 

Blessings and cheers

 

Rob Latimer & Mike Clarke

Medical Sailing Ministries

Paunangisu Village Partnership

Vanuatu Dental Care Service

What Aid Where

MSM Vanuatu Member Update – March 2016

Greetings from MSM …

We hope you enjoy the latest March 2016 Medical Sailing Ministries Update newsletter


Blessings and cheers

Rob Latimer & Mike Clarke
Medical Sailing Ministries
Paunangisu Village Partnership
Vanuatu Dental Care Service

What Aid Where

Article in September Crosslight

A new article on the PVP was also published in September Crosslight.

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Article in Maroondah Leader on PVP Toilet block

Read the report in the Leader Newspaper, 25 August 2015, P12. on the Toilet block project. The container being sent to Vanuatu was off the coast of Noumea at the time of posting after going via Sydney and Brisbane.

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Rob on Eastern FM

Hear Rob interviewed on Eastern FM on Friday 10th April 2015

 

 

2015 shaping up to be a big year

Greetings,

2015 01 Cruising Helmsman

See below for all the latest on becoming a part of our Medical and Dental teams for 2015 and read more about what we do here:

http://msm.org.au/2015-mission/vanuatu-dental-care-services/

Have a read of the December 2014 Member Update and the latest article in  2015 January Cruising Helmsman magazine.

 

Hunkering in the bunk

Cruising Helmsman June 2013

Read Rob’s latest article in the June edition of Cruising Helmsman magazine.
You can also download the May 2013 edition of the Member Update.

Barry the builder retrains as an obstetrician to serve the people of remote PNG

It took 12 years, but in 2002 at the age of 52 country builder Barry was fully qualified as a doctor and an Australian Registered obstetrics specialist.

Barry’s father spoke little of his time fighting the Japanese in PNG during the second world war, but he did relate the wonderful care and treatment the troops received at the hands of the local Melanesians.  This no doubt sowed the seed that would grow into young Barry’s total immersion into the world of PNG and his plan to now acquire a sea plane so he can deliver an even better medical service to the remote and far flung islands.

I’ve attached a great article from a recent Weekend Australian Magazine.  A real inspiration and an example of where life can lead us when we follow those unexplained messages and callings of the mind and spirit.

Rob on Radio National

Rob Latimer was recently interviewed on Radio National. Listen to it here