Meet Kudjip’s First PNG Dentist!

May 19, 2017

Papua New Guinea: Kudjip Nazarene Hospital’s dental department is blessed with very up-to-date equipment, having acquired the latest digital x-ray devicethanks to their partnership with Samaritan’s Purse.

Dr. Lesther Humizo (1st from right,) with Dr. Sheena Li (2nd from left,) and the other members of the dental team

Dr. Sheena Li, a doctor that came through Samaritan’s Purse Post- Residency program, has been serving as the hospital’s full-time dentist for the last two years. This year, Kudjip Nazarene hospital is proud to announce that another dentist will be joining them in their ministry. Meet Dr. Lesther Humizo- Kudjip’s first local dentist!

Dr. Lesther  grew up in a village called Infinfa near Goroka. Growing up, Dr. Lesther saw her mother experience dental troubles. Wanting to help alleviate her mom’s pain and to help other people suffering the same dental issues as her mother, she pursued her dream to become a dentist.

  “My mom used to have frequent dental problems and suffered a lot from not being able to eat, chew or sleep,” she recalls.

Dr. Lesther’s parents and uncle kindly supported her desire to become a dentist in Papua New Guinea. She completed a 5 -year Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Medicine in University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG.)

Kudjip Nazarene Hospital is delighted to welcome Dr. Lesther to their team! They are looking forward to what the Lord will do in and through her. May she continue to bring hope, healing, and restoration for people that God brings to the hospital each day.


Todd & Connie Lou Aebischer

Todd and Connie Lou Aebischer served as Regional Communications Coordinator - Regional NMI Coordinator respectively for over 4 years. They are now serving in Papua New Guinea under Mission Aviation Fellowship as Country Director / Program Director.

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