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May 2019

The team consisted of dr Jan Zomerdijk, general practitioner, and his wife Janny Goris, public health dietitian. This year two other volunteers joined them; Sue Auchter, a paediatric nurse practitioner and her husband Graham Auchter, a handyman. They brought in from Australia a range of hospital supplies and solar LED

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Update: April 2018

A meeting was held with UNICEF PNG to discuss the research findings of poor overall malnutrition status of Kamea women and children and poor Iodine nutrition status. UNICEF PNG has decided to fund an intervention with micronutrient supplementation in Kotidanga area.

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Update: March-April 2018

John Ward, CEO, and dr Jan Zomerdijk, GP and Janny Goris, Public Health Dietitian, visit Kotidanga area for a few weeks. Medical services and education were provided, as well as follow-up research in area of iodine deficiency and iodisation of salt. This research has been done in collaboration with the

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