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PNG Ambassador in Kimbe for inaugural ADI office opening


PNG Ambassador Marcus Bai is in Kimbe for the opening of a new ADI office.

Bai, a former PNG Kumuls and NRL international, is representing Australian

Doctors International (ADI) in partnership with the WNB Provincial Government

and the Provincial Health Authority.


Speaking at the ceremony today at the Kimbe General Hospital grounds, Bai

expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to promote ADI in WNB under PHA

and in Papua New Guinea.


"I was approached last year to be the ambassador for ADI in PNG, and it didn't

take me long to say yes because the opportunities and the lack in remote areas

with our mothers and the kids, that will help PHA to go to the remote parts of

PNG, especially here in West New Britain," Bai stated.


Bai emphasized the importance of what ADI and its partners will do in their work

in remote parts of PNG, especially in West New Britain, and the positive

outcomes to look forward to, including immunizing children and bringing joy to

families.


Provincial Administrator Leo Mapmani thanked all partners involved in the

construction of the new ADI office, highlighting the collaboration between ADI,

PHA, the Provincial Government, and the contractor Rabaul Metal Industry.


The building, located on land provided by WNB Provincial Health Authority, was

officially opened by Provincial Administrator Leo Mapmani and ADI PNG

Ambassador Marcus Bai.


Notable attendees at the ceremony included Caretaker PHA CEO Paul Tokovai,

ADI CEO Tracey Tatnell, PHA Board Member Alice Mathies, and other

dignitaries.




Photo and information credit: Nicole Johannes / WNBPG Media

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