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Lifesaving drugs delivered by drone in Vanuatu to help ease infant mortality rates

ON the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu nurse Dominic Viratos sometimes treks many hours across Pentecost Island delivering life-saving vaccines to vulnerable children. A slow journey from the island’s Catholic mission hospital in Melsisi through thick jungle often takes him to remote villages where no vehicle can travel. Delivering vaccines by foot means that the tiny hospital, founded by Marist ... Read More »

Rising to the challenge

Steph Lalor of Caritas

AMAZINGLY Steph Lalor’s faith was not shredded by her exposure to the devastation and trauma caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu last month. Quite the opposite, the Caritas Pacific program manager said. The monster cyclone, the strongest ever recorded to make landfall in the South Pacific, was responsible for 11 deaths and the destruction of more than 75,000 homes ... Read More »

Aid effort begins

By Paul Dobbyn THE resilient people of Vanuatu are on Stephanie Lalor’s mind and in her prayers. The Caritas Australia Pacific Programs manager, a former Port Vila resident, is anxiously awaiting news from her friends as communications return to the cyclone-battered capital of Vanuatu where 90 per cent of buildings have been destroyed. “I still haven’t heard from them and ... Read More »

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