Dalyn Maira is a remarkable midwife who has risen to the top of her profession despite facing great personal tragedy. Born and raised in Lamou Village, a small community in Central New Ireland, Dalyn was always interested in healthcare.
Tracy Mwadayna is a woman with a mission. Born and raised in Sagarai Village, Milne Bay Province, Tracy’s early years were spent helping her small-holder farming family with the harvest of oil palm.
Meet Benjamin Matal, a midwife from Katom village on Karkar Island in Madang Province. With over 20 years of experience as a Community Health Worker (CHW) and a nurse, he has seen his fair share of maternal and infant deaths. Driven by a desire to make a real difference, Benjamin applied for the Australia Awards Scholarship.
When Delma was a child, she loved watching closely how health workers treated patients and saved lives whenever she went to a health facility with her family. This inspired her to become a nurse and then a midwife.
“The most exciting moment of my teaching career was when eighteen of my students scored A grades in the biology subject in the 2020 Grade Twelve National Examination,” says Junin Masam Nasi, an agriculture scientist and Australia Awards alumna.
As a child growing up in a bustling household with 10 siblings, Sr Annabel Loseman discovered her passion for nursing and the religious order. With a sister who was a nurse and a brother who became a Catholic priest, she was inspired by their dedication and sought to follow in their footsteps.