PIMA Awarded Highest Medal

Pacific Islands Medical Aid (PIMA) has been awarded Kiribati’s highest civilian medal for it’s humanitarian works on the islands during the past several years.

In ceremonies on Kiritimati (Christmas Island), PIMA and it’s founder, Carlton Smith, were recognized in September for their efforts to save lives and reduce suffering in some of the most isolated islands in the Pacific.

“This wonderful award really goes to the scores of volunteer doctors, nurses and others who have given of their valuable time and energy to help the good people of Kiribati,” Carlton said.