Health care and dental treatment for the people held by Australia in PNG is a continuing and growing disaster. Men have often been left without necessary treatments, surgeries and dental procedures, sometimes for years and with disastrous outcomes, and some men have been told they are no longer included in the Australian run health system for those detained and must pay for their own medications and procedures, despite having no way to provide this for themselves.
Gifts for Manus and Nauru aims to provide access to necessary medications, consults, testing, surgeries, medical equipment and dental treatment when the men are unable to access these from the Offshore Detention system.
But we desperately need donations to pay for these.
As more and more men are a finding themselves unable to access health care as the already inadequate health care provided by Australia is further scaled back, this need is continually growing.
Donations to pay for medical and dental can also be made to the following bank account:
Gifts for Manus and Nauru Incorporated
BSB: 034279 (Westpac)
Please see our ‘how to donate’ page for information on record keeping for tax purposes if you deposit into the bank account.