Marambe Health Centre

Marambe is 6 hours walk (4 hours for the local people!) across the mountains to the northeast of Kompiam. Beautiful, very fertile and uncomfortably hot, it is home to probably our worst areas for malaria, and bed net distribution has been a focus here in the past. There is an airstrip and there is actually a road as well, although it is highly precarious even by PNG standards. At time of writing it remains impassable.

The health centre was, until recently, only a grass hut. Some government money has built a permanent facility which now has a solar fridge and 12v solar lighting, although it still has no water supply. Currently one permanent staff house has been built and another is being erected. We have two health workers stationed there at the moment.

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