By ELLEN TIAMU
MISS Papua New Guinea Rachel Sapery James visited a remote village in Morobe last Friday morning, describing it as the highlight of her visit to the province, The National reports.
She told villagers of the importance of keeping clean, using clean water and keeping food clean to combat cholera and tuberculosis.
James encouraged the villagers to take care of their environment, saying it was their livelihood and any destruction of the eco-system would mean possible threats on their lives.
Helicopter company Manolos Aviation assisted her with transport to the inland village, which highlighted to her the plight of many women in the province, and country, who needlessly die because they could not easily access health centres and hospitals.
Manolos Aviation flies women, men and children from remote areas of Morobe needing urgent and life-saving medical attention into Lae’s Angau Memorial Hospital.
James described her visit to the village as the best part of her visit to Morobe.