Most of the time we travel I bring a bag of medicine along for the kids. It’s not uncommon for one of them to get sick while traveling and it’s never stops at one sick kids. A couple of times I have forgotten the medicine bag in the rush to get out the door, but there’s always a store within a couple miles that has plenty of meds for kids available.
Did you know the dosage of these medicines are different than the adult doses and children can’t swallow pills. Did you know these commonly found and used medicines in the US saves lives. Here is how: Malaria a very common illness in Papua New Guinea causes high fevers which can lead to seizures, brain damage and death. However if we can provide Tylenol and/or Ibuprofen to control the fevers we can prevent these complications. Please pick up a couple extra bottles the next time you go to the grocery store or pharmacy and send them to us or if you really want to be cost effective send a check or donate online and put in the memo line “for childrens medicine” and we will purchase in bulk and save the shipping costs. Thanks for your help. You are making a difference in Papua New Guinea.
It’s amazing to think that something we take for granted here in the States can help save the life a child in Papua New Guinea.
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