THE rain was continuous as we packed the medicines and other medical supplies into plastic bags.
Five of the village boys selected as carriers were warming themselves near the fire with a tobacco roll.
My colleague David handed me his spare raincoat as the sister-in-charge walked in. “Are you guys travelling in the rain? “she asked.
“Sure, no time to waste,” David responded.” “OK, safe trip,” she replied, showing no interest.
With the help of local carriers, we departed Kaliai sub-health center in north-west New Britain aiming to reach Angal before the sun had set.