Who We Are
Islanders suffer from a chronic shortage of basic, life-saving medicines and medical supplies, made worse by unhygienic living conditions and a critical shortage of doctors.
Water is often scarce, wells are sometimes not protected or groundwater contaminated. The sheer isolation of Kiribati’s 33 islands scattered across the central Pacific makes transportation extremely challenging.
As you know, we have been taking medicines, medical supplies, communications and lighting equipment, eye care and specialist medical teams to Christmas (Kiritimati), Fanning (Tabuaeran), and Washington (Teraina) for about five years now.
We are Pacific Islands Medical Aid, a non profit (501c3) humanitarian charity on a mission to help change the world.
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Where we stand
Medicines and medical supplies issued to nurses who know how to dispense them are critical. Nurses on each island deal with overwhelming medical issues like dysentery, Type II diabetes, complications from early childbirth – often without the benefit of medicines of any kind – no pain medicines, no antibiotics.
Medical specialists are urgently needed to help deal with primary eye care, dental problems, cardiac and cancer and obstetrics.
Putting nurses in touch with the few of the country’s doctors is essential to deal with medical emergencies. Radio communication systems permit nurses on isolated islands to get help and advice from their doctors. PIMA needs to install more radios. A flying doctor program with a small plane to send a doctor to emergencies is critical, and PIMA needs help to do it.
Our mission is to help save lives and reduce pain and suffering in some of the poorest island nations in the Pacific region by providing urgently needed doctors, medicines, medical supplies and services, clean water technology, communications equipment and emergency transportation.
What We Do
We supply doctors, medicines, medical supplies, communications & lighting equipment, eye care and specialist medical teams to Christmas (Kiritimati), Fanning (Tabuaeran), and Washington (Teraina).
With a modest donation, we’re able to purchase urgently needed supplies at a fraction of their retail price.
PIMA has installed high frequency radio systems which now enable nurses on outer islands in Kiribati to speak with a doctor on the main island.
Planes and small boats must be used to reach some of the most remote of Kiribati’s islands, where government supply ships seldom call.