Tour Company

    Dive Munda

    Project

    Helena Goldie Hospital (HGH) is a 68-bedded second level care hospital situated in Munda, Western Province of Solomon Islands.
    The hospital was established in 1903 and looks after 15 clinics in the area comprising North New Georgia, Vona Vona Lagoon, Roviana Lagoon and Rendova Islands. The estimated population within the area is over 26,000. HGH recently has qualified for Baby Friendly Hospital status.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.

    Needs

    General Medical:
    Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips

    Specialist Equipment:
    *Cholesterol Checker Machine & Strips and Pulse Oximeter

    Testing Kits:
    Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent), *VDRL Rapid Test Kits, *Hepatitis B Test Kits, and *HIV Rapid Test Kits

    Medications:
    TAB Buscopan Tab

    Reference Materials:
    Paediatric Handbook, Surgical Oxford Handbook, Immunological Handbook, Obstetrices & Gynical Oxford Handbook, Oxford Textbook of Medicine, Harrisons Principle of Medicine Textbook, Haemological Clinical Textbook, Harper’s Biochemistry Textbook, and Pacific Pidgin

    Support Equipment:
    Small Solar Panels and Solar Lantern Lights

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of September 16, 2021
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.