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Project C.U.R.E's First Ladies Luncheon

posted Nov 5, 2014, 5:05 PM by Allison Hastey   [ updated Nov 21, 2014, 2:30 PM ]
In Papua New Guinea...
  • forty percent of people live on less than $2 per day 
  • five women die daily from childbirth
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We learned this and more from Papau New Guinea's First Lady, Lynda Babao O'Neill, as Project C.U.R.E's First Ladies Luncheon featured speaker. This fantastic event brought together 1,800 guests to learn the scope of Project C.U.R.E's global services and to hear first-hand from those impacted by their services. 

While Papau New Guinea (PNG) is home to more than 800 languages, the words of hope and health were understood by everyone in the room. What stood out from the First Lady's speech was the staggering difference in healthcare accessibility in PNG. "Prevention is the only key message when treatment is not available," said the First Lady. She has made great strides in providing basic healthcare to citizens of her country including breast and cervical cancer screenings and diabetes educational campaigns. As a former employee at the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, this was wonderful to hear! We found the event to be educational and inspiring. We are proud to have an organization like Project C.U.R.E in Colorado working to improve healthcare around the world.

To learn more about please visit the Papa New Guinea Tribal Foundation (offices in Montrose, CO) and Project C.U.R.E.

UPDATE: Great news! Project C.U.R.E. announced 11/21/14 that $1.6 million+ worth of medical supplies & equipment will be shipped to Papua New Guinea thanks to funds raised at the event.