MISSION STATEMENT A dire lack of basic health care currently exists in large parts of Papua New Guinea. Through the collaboration of Stanford University students and faculty with the indigenous people of the Sepik River Basin, we hope to establish a system of health care stations along the Sepik River. Our project endeavors to build an enduring and committed relationship with the communities in this area via small, reproducible health care delivery programs. Ultimately, our goal is to create an independent healthcare system - fully staffed, supported, and sustained by the local villages, with no need for outside influence or direction. Not only does this PNG project provide an invaluable learning experience for Stanford students, housestaff, and faculty, but it has provided crucial medical service for the people native to this region.