Lae School of Nursing

New academic building for nursing school

Health Secretary Pascoe Kase and Australian High Commissioner, Bruce Davis, opened the new academic building at the Lae School of Nursing today.

The major infrastructure upgrade support valued at approximately K25 million is part of the ANGAU Hospital redevelopment project, an initiative under the Joint Understanding between the governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia.

PNG needs more trained midwives

Papua New Guinea needs to train more midwives to help address the high infant mortality and maternal rate.

PNG Midwifery Society president Jennifer Pyakalyia has called for more training for midwives at the universities and colleges in the country.

Pyakalyia said at least 20 midwives should be trained at each of the five midwifery institutions in the country if PNG is serious about improving maternal and new born health.