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Bubu Mei (Watch time is 40 minutes)
About the film –
Dr Lin Calvert (now 94) has served as a medical doctor for over 60 years in the jungles of the Gulf of Papua New Guinea. During this time, more than anything else she has become a mother and grandmother to the people of the Gulf province.
She is known as a woman of great commitment, especially to her patients. She has always been available. Even on the day of her husband Peter’s funeral, she didn’t neglect her patients, going onward rounds before and after.
She has been passionate about helping birthing mothers and attended every delivery she could. She taught nursing students in the classroom five days a week, and clinically in the wards seven days a week.
She has chosen to live simply and enjoys local produce, much out of her own garden (her pineapples and bananas are legendary). Her daily routines of wards, devotions and classroom are interspersed with her love for gardens (and hatred of weeds) and her love of reading (especially aloud to children) and keeping up-to-date with medical journals.
She is often asked to speak at PNG medical conferences and speaks with authority on simple medical procedures and old medicines that are no longer in use. Many have enjoyed her fresh approach to medicine.
She has been honoured by the PNG government for services to Papua New Guinea and has received Queen’s honours and NZ service awards. The Royal Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society honoured her with life membership.
She continues to live at Kapuna and enjoy the fruits of her garden, spending her days reading, walking, and praying with all who visit her.
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