Health Care Workers

Gulf health workers complete training

Many travelled in from very remote areas to get a better understanding of how to communicate to their communities about the vaccine.

Gulf PHA Incidental Manager, Sandra Yamuwe, says: “This training is very important because the COVID-19 vaccination update in Gulf PHA is very low. Also with the National General Elections currently happening, it’s important that all our health workers are trained to cater for any surges of COVID-19.”

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.

Training On Patient Oxygen Management

The National Department of Health (NDoH), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Australian Government, jointly organized a training on patient oxygen management last week at the Stanley Hotel.

Clinicians, Infection Prevention Control (IPC) and Biomed officers were trained on how best to manage patients with low oxygen levels. This included using devices to help them breathe and manage oxygen concentrators that have been widely distributed since the start of the pandemic.