HESELIBI Aid Post is in the Middle Fly District of Western Province. I had just finished weekend work at Rumginae and had taken a 6:00am Mission Aviation Fellowship flight to Heselibi via Kiunga.
"Doctor, there's a woman who has a breast abscess for you to review."
An innocuous phrase; a common phrase I've heard time and time again.
Hearing it from community health worker Fauwena Maliabu, staff member at Heselibi Aid Post, was not unusual.
"That's okay. Where is she?"
"She's in the house. She's too sick to come to the aid post".