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Latter-day Saint Charities has partnered with Pacific Assist and Castlemaine Health to provide more than 130 hospital beds to Port Moresby General Hospital in Papua New Guinea.

“[We are] very pleased to be able to donate over 100 beds to the Port Moresby General Hospital so that they can provide care for their patients as well,” said Rod Woodford, engineering and facilities manager at Castlemaine Health, a regional health provider based in Melbourne, Australia. “The beds that we have donated have come straight from out of our hospital.”

“The beds we have here in this facility are to enhance movement of patients within the facility itself or to other sections of this building,” said Dr. Kone Sobi, director of medical services at Port Moresby General Hospital. “Although we have 1,200 beds … some of the beds are really in dire need [of] repair and some of them really need to be destroyed … because they’re so old.”

“Latter-day Saint Charities is one of the expressions from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of how we’re trying to keep the two great commandments, to love God and to love our fellow men,” said Sister Sharon Eubank, president of Latter-day Saint Charities, during a weekend visit to Papua New Guinea.

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