Calling on health technology industry leaders.

The human mind and body is a wonderful miricle in itself. The amazing way in which our immune system works, the million of different proteins and the equally numerous ways in which the interact and the amazing metabolic chemical reaction that take place at every given moment to provide energy, to store energy and numerous other functions that they serve are all nothing short of a miricle.

The human mind and consciousness is even more mind boggling. The feeling we have from the most intense pleasure to the most profound sorrow we feel are equally miriculous.

From within we extend our human connection out to our fellow humans and to the plants and animals creating societies with rules and laws and regulations and protocol and culture and customs. Deep down the intent of all these things that we create are to create a situation that has the net outcome of enhancing individual pleasure. While this selfish pursuit for self gratification and pleasure of the self is view by many as hardwired into our human psychs. If we take this view as true, as individuals, family, church, work groups, tribes, villages, cities how then do we reconcile these tendencies to only care about ourselves without caring for the people around us. Note that is a genuine question that I don’t know the answer to but I’m sure there are scholars out there who have dedicated there lives to the inquiry of this very question.

At this time, PNG is unarguably going through it’s most testing time, a time that history will look back and say that the unfolding tragedies unfolding most spectacularly in the highlands and also in many parts of the country was a time that either made or broke us.

It saddens me even more that I feel helpless to the many that are currently going through what must be the most profound feeling of anguish and despair. At the same time I feel a tinge of guilt living in relative saftey and comfort in Port Moresby yet we do have our share of anguish here too.

But why am I writing this perhaps to feed my own pursuit of pleasure who knows maybe that’s it…but if that is so then it would give me much pleasure to see and even more pleasure to be part of easing people’s sorrow.

I have been arguing to myself about whether I have been doing enough and whether there is anything more I can do and I’ve physically and mentally exhausted myself, imploded somewhat by weight of the conversations I have with myself.

So I must come to a conclusion, something that is amicable within myself and connects me with my world.

Yes I have done enough, I have done a lot. Now I need to reach out and connect with people who are having the same conversation some for even longer than I have and perhaps have given even more of their lives to enhance other people’s health and well-being.

So here goes:

Dear reader,

Are you in a position where you’d like to be a part of recreating and transforming how healthcare is delivered to more people in a young country that in my view collectively are relatively naive to the type of healthcare that is possible for them?

If so, talk to me, ask me questions, if you think it’s something you feel worthwhile then let’s form and develop a partnership t promote and deliver appropriate health enhancing technologies and systems into this vastly diverse and intriguing part of the world.

About Dr. Poyap J Rooney

Dr. Rooney is a medical doctor who has gained both his undergraduate medical degree and more recently his post graduate masters degree in clinical biochemistry at the University of Papua New Guinea.
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