YESTERDAY WAS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY and, as president of Australian Doctors International, I want to highlight our team member and eye nurse Merelyn Aruke, a positive and enthusiastic woman who works tirelessly on patrols, never turning away a single patient.
We applaud the positive impact being made by exceptional women just like her throughout Papua New Guinea, especially in the areas of health, legal justice and violence against women.
Merelyn grew up in New Ireland and is the mother of three children. ADI’s integrated rural health patrols have taken her to places she’s never been to before.
She is a registered nurse who completed a Certificate of Eye Care at Divine Word University with the support of the Fred Hollows Foundation.