Clean water

School Water Supply rehabilitated

The rehabilitation included the setting up of three additional hand washing stations to promote personal health and hygiene among staff, students and visitors, helping to stop the spread of COVID-19, as well as other communicable diseases.

Western Province was amongst the first in Papua New Guinea to report a COVID-19 case and now has the third highest number of cases in the country.

IOM, UNFPA and UNICEF have been aiding North Fly District in Western Province with support from the UN Secretary General’s Multi-Partner Trust Fund to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Water tank installations to hit the hundredth-mark

Working with a range of partners, Oil Search Foundation is supporting the Emergency Controller’s Office to install water tanks across the province, mainly in health centres and schools affected by the 2018 earthquake. Over 100 will be installed, providing clean water by the end of this month.

“This is absolutely vital work,” says Emergency Controller, Dr Bill Hamblin, who kicked off the initiative with the purchase of taps, pipes and tanks.