Medical supplies and equipment for midwives, health posts and clinics are an integral part of our work. Often small things we mostly take for granted are important. Reading glasses mean restored eyesight for the elderly. Toothbrushes help school children learn to maintain proper dental health. Antibiotics prevent post-natal infection. Simple bandages treat wounds.
As one of the young maritime policemen said, “This morning when we came 138 people could not see, now when we leave 138 of my people can see again.” Wairoke Village, Lautém District, Timor Leste.