Why Papua New Guinea?

  • There is an incredible medical need!
  • In Papua New Guinea there are 500 physicians for 9 million people.
  • Papua New Guinea is number 191 out of 196 countries in the world for number of physicians per capita. For every doctor in PNG there are more than 50 doctors in the USA!
  • PNG is diverse. There are over 850 languages and more than 1,000 unique cultures within PNG!
  • Jake will work at a 130 bed missions hospital providing a broad array of medical care (emergency, inpatient, obstetric, remote medical clinics, training PNG residents), while Genae homeschools their children and serves the community!

Thank you to Taylor and Laura Myatt for allowing us to use their PNG pictures!