“Friends of POMGEN” (FOPG) is a registered charitable entity, ratified by the Board of POMGEN to support the Port Moresby General Hospital’s mission to become a self-sustainable model for public health facilities in PNG.
According to the FOPG’s Operations Coordinator Grace Roland, the recent appeal that was sent out is a call out from one of the social worker that worked in the pediatric ward to FOPG to help assist with the appeal on the FOPG’s Facebook page to get the support from individuals, communities and business houses, basically to help the children.
“The assistance needed is basically to help children from newborns to 13 year olds who need basic things that parents are financially unable at the moment to provide for their children”, says Roland.
” Some of the items listed below are what these children need for those who are interested to donate.
All donations can be delivered at the POMGEN children’s pediatric ward or FOPG’s office near SUSU’s area.
• Water Bottles
• Infant Milk (S26)
• New Clothes (new and used)
• Bath & Laundry Soap
• Washing Detergent
• Toilet papers
She added that, sometimes the staff, nurses or doctors go out of their personal ways to make ends-meet by providing at least something for this patients.
“We are doing what we can to help despite whatever circumstances we go through, says Roland. ”
In cases where POMGEN really needs support from FOPG in such cases like this or others like the “Children’s Cancer Ward” refurbishment, FOPG basically extends another hand of support for the hospital to do their job.