Barrick Niugini Limited has joined the National Government to assist the Medical Society of PNG with K100,000 as a Gold Sponsor to host this important event that occurs annually on the academic calendar of the Medical Society.
The symposium will be held in Port Moresby from 1st - 6th September with the theme: “Health Education”. The objective is to address the poor health indicators by transforming the PNG Health workforce training to meet excellent standards and hence, meet PNG vision 2050.
The symposium provides an opportunity for nationals and international doctors, academics, researchers of medicine and surgery with all other health workers to gather and present papers, discuss issues of national interest in medicine that supports health care standards and the latest development of health practices.
Some of these presentations ensure appropriate rapporteurs are proposed with resolutions and recommendations made to the National Department of Health to enable appropriate health policies are strategizing and formulated to improve Nation’s Health Standards and Practices.
Up to 1,000 speakers and participants have been invited from PNG and around the world, including world renowned experts like the President of the World Federation of Medical Education.
It will cost up to K1 million to host this significant conference that has the potential to change the future of the medical professional training and services in PNG in line with the Government’s policy of improving health services.
While thanking Barrick Niugini Limited, Minister Maru also appealed to other partners, including the private sector sponsors, to support the hosting of the Symposium.