Learning “Me Like’em You” in Papua New Guinea

Last April, I traveled to Papua New Guinea to profile the work of Medevac pilot Mark Palm and his family. In an area with few permanent roads, great distances and lots of water, the Palms help patients from remote villages get to medical care. During the trip, tribal tensions ran high, revealing what’s at stake.

When someone in this riverside village requires medical attention, an aid worker must run for thirty minutes and then climb a tree before he can find cell phone reception. Hopefully, Medevac pilot Mark Palm can be found at the other end of the line. Photo Chachi

When someone in this riverside village requires medical attention, an aid worker must run for thirty minutes and then climb a tree before he can find cell phone reception. Hopefully, Medevac pilot Mark Palm can be found at the other end of the line. Photo Chachi

 

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