LDS Church Donates Medical Supplies to Papua New Guinea

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LDS Charities donated medical supplies to Papua New Guinea as part of a four-month-long U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian project.

The Church combined efforts with U.S. military personnel, international leaders, non-governmental organizations and international agencies to help aid Papua New Guinea.

LDS Charities donated 12 pallets of medical supplies. Latter-day Saint volunteers and medical professionals conducted 130 surgical procedures, dispensed 5,604 prescriptions and donated 14,923 units of pharmaceuticals.

Mike Hughes, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the coordinator for the donations, said,

“This is an opportunity to share with those who don’t have the same economic abilities as we do.”

To find out more about the Church’s humanitarian efforts in Papua New Guinea, go to Australian Mormon Newsroom.

Bridget is a newsroom writer at LDS.net. She graduated in April 2015 from Brigham Young University in communications with an emphasis of public relations. She served a Spanish speaking LDS mission in McAllen, Texas. She is a skilled pianist and an expert baker of chocolate chip cookies.