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School sports equipment and iodine deficiency research

More medical equipment, including BP meter, suturing material and selected medicine supply was donated. Also baby clothes and beanies. Malnutrition research was continued, now investigating iodine status of school age children 6-12 years and iodine content of household salt. Again forty backpacks were donated to school children. Also sports equipment including soccer balls, 2 goal nets, frisbees, skipping rope and teaching materials. Furthermore 104 x 40 kg bags of cement were donated for 3 new school classrooms and transport for 40 school desks.  In Dec 2017, iodine deficiency research outcomes were presented at the PNG Impact Conference organised by James Cook University and University of PNG.

PNG Impact Conference Presentation 13/12/2017

John Ward


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