ChildFund Papua New Guinea

HCWs complete vaccine training

Through the funding from Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), ChildFund PNG (CFPNG) supported the Central Provincial Health Authority (CPHA), with the training for Health Care Workers (HCW) from Kupiano, Moreguina and Upulima.

Sixteen HCWs attended, including Acting District Health Coordinator Valu Vanua.

The participants were given the opportunity to develop their understanding of the COVID-19 vaccine, do proper data entry in Planning, Monitoring and Reporting, conduct vaccine advocacy and administration of the vaccine in the Health Catchment population.

PNG phone counsellors saving lives

A female caller from Lae rang 715-08000, the freecall hotline number. Her violent husband had just stabbed her father and also attacked her mother.

The phone counsellor who took the call quickly provided initial crisis counselling and stayed on the phone. With permission from the caller, two other counsellors tried contacting local organisations, the police, family support agencies and the nearest hospital.

Calls to these organisations rang out so the counsellors contacted a local security firm. A senior guard on call contacted his team nearest to the location to assist.

USAID funding empowers climate change champions in PNG

The training was made possible with the support of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM).

 The youths came from 12 villages and were selected by their own communities. They were trained on the concept of climate change, climate change effects and adaptation and how they can help formulate community action plans for their respective villages.