10 January 2023
It has been brought to my notice that the Atoifi Hospital in the Uru District of East Kwaio in Malaita Province in the Solomon Islands - a 90 bed hospital facility built in the early 60’s and currently serving a local population exceeding 80,000 people of all ages and degrees of infirmity and illness is desperate for what is basic medical equipment for the needs of a hospital of such importance and significance to the local population.
What I am told is needed, most urgently is –
One ECG machine,
One Infusion Pump, and
Two cardiac monitors.
I appeal to all Solomon Islands donor partners, and especially the Government of Japan in terms of its lengthy record of health and medical aid assistance provided through its highly valued “grass roots” assistance projects, but to all of the SI diplomatic partners, UN affiliated agencies, the UNDP in particular and to aid organizations in Switzerland, New Zealand, Australia, the United States, the United Arab Republics, Israel, India, Singapore, South Korea, the EU, Germany, and banking institutions such as the WB, the Asian Development Bank, as well as to local organisations, including leading business, organizations and commercial banks to please aid the Atoifi Hospital with the desperately needed equipment items to allow the hospital to function effectively as it should to see to the many patients seeking attention and those already in its daily care.