Update Drinkwater Project Buka General Hospital Bougainville PNG August 2019

August 2019

I’ve already started with the planning of the project. But, it isn’t as easy as I’ve thought, because Buka Hospital belongs to Government of Bougainville. I have to be very careful,  even knowing that they are desperate for clean drinking water.

Acutally the water at Buka Hospital has to be tested – but how? Fortunately Prof Niklaus (Nik) Friedrich from the University Hospital in Basel (Switzerland) is at Buka Hospital for teaching doctors on behalf of PIOA

With the test results Trunz Water Systems AG will know which kind of Trunz unit is usefull for the hospital. With that information I’m able to finish my project plan for the Swiss Embassy in Canberra.

I’ll keep you in the loop.

June 2019

Why am I taking care of Buka Hospitals patients, relatives and staff? Because it is important – unfortunately the management has not been able to source a healthy reliable water supply for the staff, patients and guardians.

They rely on rain water for drinking, cooking and cleaning of instruments. The salty boar water is used for the bath and toilet facilities. Also other gross cleaning areas.

EVERYBODY needs clean drinking water! This reminds me about a Wikipedia post about Water politics: Wikepedia Water politics

Clean drinking water is needed all around the world but not everybody has even access to it. So at Buka Hospital…

Thanks to the information Dr. Haynes Raisin sent me I’ve prepared a Power Point Presentation as well as a project plan for Buka Hospital

Where is Bougainville?

Bougainville is the Border between PNG and Solomon Islands.


The Bougainville Civil War, also known as the Bougainville conflict, was a multi-layered armed conflict fought from 1988 to 1998 in the North Solomons Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG) between PNG and the secessionist forces of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA), and between the BRA and other armed groups on Bougainville. The conflict was described by John Momis as the largest conflict in Oceania since the end of World War II in 1945, with an estimated 15,000 to 20,000 Bougainvilleans dead. Hostilities concluded under the Bougainville Peace Agreement in 1998. The national (PNG) government agreed to the founding of the Autonomous Bougainville Government and to certain rights and authorities which the autonomous government would have over what became known as Bougainville Province, which includes outlying small islands in addition to Bougainville Island itself.

And now – let’s get started!

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