Successful awareness despite manpower shortage

The health workers from Tokarara clinic last week organised themselves into small groups of three and with the help of volunteers, engaged with the community, moving from one venue to another in their catchment area.

Four different venues were set up at Waigani Market, Waigani bus stop, Kone Tigers Oval and Telikom compound.

The clinic was opened for normal business on the first three days but was closed on Friday to allow all clinic staff to participate in the awareness program, which begun with a float.

FINA Technical Officials Clinic set for this month

The theory component from the March 29-31 will be at the Media Room at Taurama Aquatic Centre, while the practical section will be held 'in competition' from March 31 to April 2 at the Taurama Aquatic Centre 50m pool.

Dianne Farmer, a FINA Referee from New Zealand, will be facilitating the Clinic.

Farmer officiated at the 2015 Pacific Games and said she is very excited to be returning to Papua New Guinea.

Manus Island medical clinic closed

On Friday, it was reported in Australian media that the clinic's operator, International Health and Medical Services, may have been operating without medical registration for at least 10 months.

A PNG government committee has accused the company of operating without proper registration, and is investigating possible breaches of tax, labour and immigration laws.