COVID Spike Nurse Appeal Donate Fundraise The targeted $7,000 for this appeal will cover: The salary for an experienced nurse, Grace Roberts (shown here), for 6 months to provide additional medical care through our mobile clinic in the current COVID spike period in Papua New Guinea (PNG). To make an immediate difference and help save lives please donate now. In PNG COVID cases and deaths are spiking to the point of challenging the health system. The government is appealing for help from Australia and other nations in terms of vaccines, but on the ground there is urgent need now. Lives are literally at stake. As a result of the recent COVID lockdown one of the two hospitals in East New Britain Province where our mobile clinic operates has closed, and the second is barely functioning. Most medical aid posts have also closed. Funding for the COVID response in east New Britain (K12million or $AUD4.8million) has disappeared without being applied. There is no protective equipment (PPE) and drugs are out of stock. While COVID is spiking and few adhere to the lockdown restrictions lives are at stake because medical services just aren't available. Your regular donation can help us continue to fund nurses and provide equipment for our mobile HIV-Aids mobile clinic. Every dollar you give means our clinic can reach more and more communities in the years to come.