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Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation13 hours ago
Sir Brian Bell Foundation proud to support Universal Children’s Day November 20th, 2019.

Where does the future of Papua New Guinea reside in the next 50 years; “Our Children”.

“How we shape, educate, encourage, and nurture our children now and into the future will tell the true story of how successful Papua New Guinea is over the next 50 years. Our children are the future. They are the innovators, the leaders, and the people to continue PNG’s journey. If we continue to neglect, and not recognise the issues that face our young people, then PNG will not have the bright future it truly deserves. So let’s focus on our children’s future, lets build a bright future for PNG and give the next generation the tools to make our country great,” commented Sir Brian Bell Foundation, CEO, Ms. Bronwyn Wright.

Buk Bilong Pikinini -
Sir Brian Bell Foundation is a proud supporter and sponsor to the Buk Bilong Pikinini program across Papua New Guinea, supporting 4 library learning centres in Port Moresby, including UPNG LLC Campus, ATS, Evadahana primary school- 9 Mile and Hohola Red Cross Special Education Resource Centre. The Libraries cater for Early Childhood Literacy, Numeracy and Awareness Programs, and Afternoon School Support programs, which are internally developed with a strong PNG focus to suit children who have not had great exposure to books and libraries. We are very proud to see the results each of the Libraries are making with the students each day.

First Aid In Schools -
When a medical emergency strikes, minutes matter. Immediate intervention by those trained in First Aid has been proven to reduce disability and length of stay in hospital. Almost 90% of young people have had to deal with some kind of crisis, while over 97% of young people believe First Aid education would improve their confidence, skills, and willingness to act in a crisis. The Sir Brian Bell Foundation supports Health and Education programs nationwide and jumped on the chance to support St John Ambulance in their efforts to better educate the young people of PNG in First Aid. The First Aid in Schools program proudly backed by the Department of Health and Department of Education taught by experienced and highly trained St John Ambulance Paramedics teaches students the benefits and applications for First Aid in the hope to save lives. The program covers a range of topics developed by St John Ambulance, which are relevant to PNG, including general First Aid, consent, hygiene and handwashing, CPR, snake bites, bone breaks, choking, childbirth, burns and dangers to be aware of during an emergency. 1453 Students completed training in 2018 in NCD, and in 2019, a total of 1957 students attended and completed the course in NCD and ENB with a certificate in First Aid Basics. The First Aid in Schools program will continue in 2020 and aims to further expand our reach across PNG.

Port Moresby Nature Park -
The Sir Brian Bell Foundation was proud to assist Port Moresby Nature Park in 2017 in opening a new training and learning centre to help educate young minds on preserving animals and plants. The centre enables the park to provide effective learning sessions for the thousands of school children that participate in the park’s weekly educational programs. At the opening, Port Moresby Nature Park’s General Manager, Michelle McGeorge, said: “This is a wonderful new addition to the facilities of the Nature Park. The opening of the training and learning centre will enable us to provide a more conducive learning environment for students no matter what the weather conditions. CEO Bronwyn Wright said, “It’s all about the simple choices and actions we make today that can provide a positive outcome to help and save our plants and animals tomorrow.” In 2019 we also supported the Nature Parks brand new exhibit “Reptile Haus” which allows visitors to get up close and personal to these beautiful reptiles as well as provide the community valuable information on snakes, snake bites and what to do in a snake bite emergency in hopes to reduce the number of annual snakes bites each year.

For more information on the Sir Brian Bell Foundation and the individuals and initiatives we support please head to our website: https://www.sirbrianbellfoundation.org
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation2 days ago
World Toilet Day, Nov 19th “Leaving no one behind”.

Do you take your toilet for granted?
While we might take toilets for granted, billions in the world don’t, World Toilet Day aims to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

Handwashing with soap after using the toilet is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrhoeal diseases and pneumonia. The simple act of washing your hands can reduce the risk of diarrhoeal disease by up to 47% if done correctly. Remember to wash your hands properly scrub your hands with soap for 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice). Don’t forget to always wash your hands after:
- Preparing food, especially raw meat or poultry
- Using the toilet
- Blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing into your hands
- shaking hands with others
- Treating wounds
- Handling garbage or Chemicals
- Whenever your hands look visibly dirty.
For more information on World Toilet Day head to:
https://www.worldtoiletday.info
To download our Hand Washing poster for your home or office head to our website:
https://www.sirbrianbellfoundation.org/health-info-brochur…/
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation2 days ago
World Toilet Day, Nov 19th “Leaving no one behind”.

Do you take your toilet for granted?
While we might take toilets for granted, billions in the world don’t, World Toilet Day aims to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

“Papua New Guinea faces many challenges across the country in providing clean water and sanitation for our people. The Sir Brian Bell Foundation is passionate about health, with a clear focus to deliver quality outcomes no matter how small or dirty the project. Toilets are only part of the solution and we need to look at the total sanitation requirements across PNG urgently as the statistics are alarming. In 2020, the Sir Brian Bell Foundation will be making in-roads to supporting greater development in both clean water and sanitation requirements to further the foundations goals of providing better health solutions to Papua New Guinea,” comments Sir Brian Bell Foundation, CEO, Ms. Bronwyn Wright.

While Papua New Guinea (PNG) has made progress in improving access to clean water and sanitation facilities, there is still much work to be done. Our estimated population of 8.5 million people are amongst those with the least access to safe water supply in the world. The PNG Government’s WASH Policy 2015 - 2030 indicates that 89 per cent of people in urban areas and 33 percent in rural areas have access to safe water while 57 percent of urban dwellers and only 13 percent of the rural population have access to basic sanitation and the Sir Brian Bell Foundation is looking at ways to improve these statistics. While some of us might take our toilets for granted, billions in the world don’t, World Toilet Day aims to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.

Did you know?
- Currently 4.2 billion people live without safely managed sanitation. That’s more than half the global population.
- 673 million people still practise open defecation worldwide.
- Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces.
- Inadequate sanitation is estimated to cause 432,000 diarrhoeal deaths every year and is a major factor in diseases such as intestinal worms and trachoma.
- Children under the age of five living in countries affected by protracted conflict are, on average, nearly 20 times more likely to die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene than by direct violence according to UNICEF. On World Toilet Day, we must raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis, a topic that is often neglected and shrouded in taboos.

Today, 2.4 billion people are struggling to stay healthy and work their way to a better future. Without improved sanitation facilities and awareness, the risks of infections or other illnesses from faecal sludge or wastewater are extremely high. Just 1 gram of faeces can contain 10 million viruses, 1 million bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts, and 100 parasite eggs. Research shows that globally less than one-fifth of people currently wash their hands properly at critical times, and only 19% of people wash their hands after using the toilet or changing a child’s nappy. Diarrhoea and pneumonia, two major illnesses that are transmitted this way, together kill an estimated 1.7 million children every year.

Handwashing with soap after using the toilet is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrhoeal diseases and pneumonia. The simple act of washing your hands can reduce the risk of diarrhoeal disease by up to 47% if done correctly. Remember to wash your hands properly scrub your hands with soap for 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice).

Don’t forget to always wash your hands after:
- Preparing food, especially raw meat or poultry
- Using the toilet
- Blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing into your hands
- shaking hands with others
- Treating wounds
- Handling garbage or Chemicals
- Whenever your hands look visibly dirty.

For more information on World Toilet Day head to:
https://www.worldtoiletday.info

To download our Hand Washing poster for your home or office head to our website:
https://www.sirbrianbellfoundation.org/health-info-brochures/
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation4 days ago
World Diabetes Day, November 14th, 2019, “Family and Diabetes"

Our health information brochure on Diabetes is now available to view or download on our website:
https://www.sirbrianbellfoundation.org/health-info-brochures/
Sir Brian Bell Foundation
Sir Brian Bell Foundation5 days ago
World Diabetes Day, November 14th, 2019, “Family and Diabetes – Protect your family”. - Information on Diabetes Part 2 of 2.

Reducing your risk of diabetes
Currently, type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented; however, researchers currently looking into autoimmune process and environmental factors that lead to its development. Evidence, including large-scale randomised control trials, show type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed in up to 58% of cases by taking a few preventative measures including:

Weight management: In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults aged 18 years and older were overweight, of these people over 650 million adults were obese, according to WHO. While Over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were overweight or obese in 2016. Excess weight is the single most important cause of type 2 diabetes and increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes seven-fold, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. While being obese increases your risk 20-40 times than someone in a healthy weight range. Knowing your BMI number (Body mass index) helps to determine whether you are in a healthy weight range for your height. Check your BMI at the Heart Foundation of Australia’s website: https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/your-heart/know-your-risks/healthy-weight/bmi-calculator

Exercise regularly: Inactivity promotes type 2 diabetes. Working your muscles more often and making them work harder improves their ability to use insulin and absorb glucose, putting less stress on your insulin-making cells, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. Walking briskly for half an hour every day reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 30 percent. New to exercise? Talk to your doctor and start slow.

Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet: Try to stick to eating fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, lean meats, fish, eggs, milk, cheese, yoghurt, and high fibre foods and reduce your salt, sugar, and fat intake particularly trans and saturated fats.

Quit smoking: Smokers are 30–40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than non-smokers. If you are having trouble quitting smoking talk to your doctor.

Manage blood pressure: Exercise regularly, maintain a healthy weight, eat a balanced diet, and take blood pressure medication if advised by your doctor.

Talk to your doctor: Take note of any changes in your health and schedule regular check-ups with your doctor.

To download one of our health information brochures including the one on diabetes please visit our website:
https://www.sirbrianbellfoundation.org/health-info-brochur…/

 

Supporting Anglicare PNG

Sir Brian Bell Foundation CEO Bronwyn Wright talks to NBC PNG about the foundations support of K200,000 to Anglicare PNG Inc to address HIV/AIDs in Papua New Guinea.

Interview with Ian Clough on PNG Tonight

WOW, a great interview with the Executive Director, Mr. Ian Clough, Brian Bell Group of Companies and Director, Sir Brian Bell Foundation. We are sure that he’ll be autographing T-Shirts and posters in no time… this family has done so much for PNG and the legacy is continuing.

Welcoming the Swedish U20 FIFA Female World Cup Team
Chairman of Brian Bell Group and Director of SBBF, Trevan G. Clough welcoming the Swedish U20 FIFA Female World Cup Team to PNG. He offered a warm welcome to the team and wished them all the very best during the competition and for their stay while in PNG.
The Right Pitch

By Gorethy Kenneth, Post Courier 21/02/17

DRIVEN for success and looking to expand her knowledge base at Draper University, this 27-year-old lass that you will read about is reaping the benefits of following her dreams.

Roberta Morlin, 27, from Manus and Bougainville, is an exceptionally talented and driven young woman with her very own Papua New Guinea story.

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Sir Brian Bell Foundation Helps St John

The Sir Brian Bell Foundation has provided support to St John Ambulance with K100,000 funding assistance to maintain its operations while working to secure ongoing financial commitments.

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