Eastern Highlands

Clinic opened for women in Kainantu

The Governor for Eastern Highlands Simon Sia officially opened the clinic on Thursday 10th December, 2023, witnessed by the Board Chairman of the Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority, Chris Kopyoto.
The Well Women Clinic was funded at the cost of K1 million by the previous Eastern Highlands Provincial Government and handed over to the Kainantu Rural Hospital.
Governor Sia said that his administration plans to bring more improvement to Kainantu in the areas of health, education, roads and bridges as well as other sectors. 

ITI Fostering Education and Development

Over the years, ITI has provided 80 scholarships, with 56 awarded to Eastern Highlands Province students and 24 to students in Simbu Provincial.

ITI's Sales and Marketing Manager, John Sally, reaffirmed the institute's commitment to both provinces, emphasizing that they are here to stay and expand their support. The institution has recently extended scholarships to schools in the area, demonstrating their dedication to education and community development.

Leaked exam paper claims linked to EHP school

Secretary for Education Dr Uke Kombra announced this in Port Moresby today following investigations.

He said investigations into this allegation revealed that the sealed exam paper had been cut open prior to the students sitting for the exam.

He said after reports circulated of leaked examination papers, the Department of Education launched an investigation and found that the sealing on the Grade 10 examination paper at the private school was cut with a razor blade and taped afterwards.

K15.3m training centre opens

Not only will it benefit the hardworking farmers but also impact over 700 village extension officers across 10 provinces.

The Integrated Training Centre and Tissue Lab were officially opened on Tuesday 12th September, 2023 by the Australian High Commissioner, Jon Philp and Fresh Produce Development Agency in Kainantu.

‘Pikinini Festival’ included in 2023 Goroka Show

One of the highlights of this year's event will be the ‘Pikinini Day’ or Pikinini Festival scheduled for September 15, where children will don their traditional attire or "bilas" to promote and embrace their cultural heritage.

Keryn Hargreaves, Chairlady of the Goroka Show stressed the importance of passing on cultural knowledge to the younger generation. She emphasized that culture is the cornerstone of identity and must be preserved for the future.

Plans for Obura-Wonenara unveiled

With unwavering resolve, he declared an end to their status as the forgotten "back page" of Papua New Guinea.

Stepping onto the stage with impact, the PM launched the eagerly awaited Obura-Wonenara Five-Year District Development Plan, spearheaded by Pangu Pati MP John Boito and his District Development Authority.

EHP Lockdown

Provincial Controller and Provincial Administrator John Gimisive has issued a number of prevention measures to contain the spread of the virus, as it has already spread province-wide, reaching some of the remotest parts of the province.

Certain restrictions have been imposed.

In the statement released by Gimisive, the number of morbidities and mortalities is increasing every day.

Inmates participate in NRL clinic

NRL League Bilong Laif rugby league as a vehicle to drive important messages to schools and the surrounding communities.

It was important for them to also partner with Bihute CS in an effort to rehabilitate inmates so they are prepared for life after incarceration.

Inspector Petrus Ema, an administration officer at Bihute CS, said the NRL clinic is conducted mainly for low to medium risk prisoners. If a high risk prisoner is involved, security is increased.

AIHSS program supports Eastern Highlands

Thousands of children are set to be vaccinated against preventable diseases as the Accelerated Immunisation and Health System Strengthening (AIHSS) program supports Provincial Health Authorities to deliver immunisations and is expected to reach more than 400,000 children in Eastern Highlands province.

The AIHSS program launch event was attended by Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority CEO Dr Joseph Apa, Eastern Highlands Provincial Government representatives, Australian High Commissioner Jon Philp and local stakeholders.

Killings reported following clash over principal’s appointment

The conflict reportedly stemmed from the appointment of a school principal, which did not go down well with some members of the community.

Other government services were also shut down until community leaders agreed to restore peace and normalcy while police continue to do regular visits.