Debbie Butters, Mike Bullard and I have just this morning returned from Papua New Guinea. Mike went to meet with pastors in Madang and we piggy backed with him so that we could go to Karkar Island, just off the coast of Madang, to receive training from Wendy Stein (see Save the Kula Babies www.salamanderbayrotary.org.au/save-the-kula-babies-papua-new-guinea/) about inserting contraceptive implants. We then travelled up to Wewak and provided education and training to about 12 midwives, nurses and doctors about this method of spasim pikinini. 6 women were certified competent to be able to insert the implants and 85 women received implants. The family planning nurses were so excited about this training and said it will halve their current workload as the implants remain insitu for 5 years. A couple of nurses also voiced their desire to run outreach programs to remote villages where the need for family planning is greatest.