Catherine Ebert-Gray

Over K300,000 worth of relief items

These supplies were presented by the US embassy, under their USAID and partners International Organization for Migration, to the head of PNG’s National Disaster office, Martin Mose, at the Air Niugini Cargo Hangar yesterday.

These supplies will benefit at least 18,000 people in need of shelter, emergency water and sanitation.

The water and sanitation kits are meant for at least 45,000 families, and supply kits for 800 families.

The kits contain tarpaulins, nails, ropes, cooking pots, dishes, soap and 15 litre water containers.

Girls need education to make better decisions: Advisor

NCD Health Services technical advisor women's health, Dr Lutty Amos, made the statement during the commemoration of International Women's Day yesterday.

She said women must be appreciated for playing a big role in juggling motherhood, parenting and work.

Dr Amos was part of a panel of discussion consisting of prominent women in a first-of-its-kind event.

Members in the panel included Ambassador of the United States to PNG, Catherine Ebert-Gray, NCDHS coordinator of district health Dr Joyce Sauk and Lynda Babao O'Neill.