Travels in Papua New Guinea

Matt Welsh and Amy Bauer

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Yuribol Village

One day during our visit, Amy and Veronica were called to run a day clinic at a little "medical center" (really a bushhouse with some rudimentary medical supplies). A lot of people came from nearby villages to be seen by them, with everything ranging from minor eye infections to pretty serious long-term illnesses. Medical care is notoriously bad in the highlands and it takes nearly a full day to travel to the nearest hospital. My training in computer science did not make me well-suited to helping out here, so I told a lot of stories to the locals and took some pictures.

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