Dr Barry Kirby featured on ABC Foreign Correspondent
Carpenter Barry Kirby’s life turned upside down when he chanced upon a young woman dying on a bush road in PNG. The Australian tradie became a doctor with a mission: saving women’s lives in the wilds of Papua New Guinea. Foreign Correspondent joins him on his island rounds.
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A WOMAN DIES FROM COMPLICATIONS IN CHILDBIRTH
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