Greetings on behalf of Nazarene Hospital in Kudjip, Western Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea! My name is Dr. Todd Winter and I am the director of Nazarene Hospital Foundation. After experiencing the incredible work of Nazarene Hospital in Papua New Guinea, a group of individuals created a support system to link the hospital with resources from the United States. Nazarene Hospital Foundation is a non-profit corporation. Its mission is to provide medical and financial support to be used for the ongoing operations and improvements of Nazarene Hospital in Kudjip, Papua New Guinea.
Nazarene Hospital is a mission hospital affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene in Papua New Guinea. It serves as the district referral hospital for a population of approximately 150,000. Each year, the hospital provides services for 50,000 outpatients, 5,000 in-patients, 1100 deliveries, and 700 major surgeries. Primary health care and community based health care emphasize healthy communities, health education, immunization, antenatal care and well childcare. Nazarene College of Nursing is affiliated with the Hospital and provides quality three-year training, leading to a diploma in Nursing.
Papua New Guinea is a developing country and has limited ability to provide the hospital with supplies, medicines, and technical support like we expect in the United States.
Work began in 1998 after a mission trip to Papua New Guinea. After that trip boxes of donated supplies were shipped to Papua New Guinea on a regular basis. Then in 2003 Nazarene Hospital Foundation was legally formed and since then 26 twenty foot containers have been shipped with a value of over $16 million dollars. Often supplies used once and then discarded have found their way to the hospital where they make a lasting impact.