Health Services

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. 

Improvement for PMGH health services

This will emphasize mutual learning in poly-trauma evaluation and treatment to enhance healthcare services.

At a joint press conference today at the Corporate Client Clinic, the conference, led by Dr. Asa, Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee at Port Moresby General Hospital, featured key speakers, including Katherine Monahan, Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy for Mosby, Dr. Paki Molumi, CEO of Port Moresby General Hospital, and Lt. Col. Andrew Galdi, the US Medical Team lead.

Health service costly: Dr Binga

Chief executive officer of the Morobe Provincial Health Authority, Dr Kipas Binga, issued this warning when receiving the K3.5 million cheque from the Morobe Provincial Government yesterday in Lae.

“For instance, the unit cost to provide appendicetomy (removing appendix) is costing the government K39,000. For trauma and head injuries, the cost is K56,000 for one patient.

ESPPHA makes headway in health services

SPC Chairman and Member for Pomio, Elias Kapavore was flanked by committee member, the Central Bougainville MP, Simon Dumarinu.

Kapavore said committee members went to East Sepik to see levels of health services being provided, from level 1 to level five, under the PHA.

“On our finding, the ESP provides health services through 334 health facilities, having one level five provincial hospital, 40 health centres, four community health posts, and 281 aid posts level 1.

Samaritan Aviation extends service to Kikori

The partnership is aimed towards improving health services through Samaritan Aviation’s flight services ‘sea planes’ specifically for those in the areas not connected by roads or rural airstrips. This will be for the next five years in Gulf Province.

Kikori lies in the delta of the Kikori River at the head of the Gulf of Papua. Minister for Kikori, Soroi Marepo Eoe, has allowed Samaritan Aviation into Kikori to solve health service access into the area.

Rigo health services expected to improve

This is an initiative of the Digicel Foundation in partnership with the office of the Member for Rigo and the District Development Authority.

The partnership for the purchase of the mobile health centre was signed on Monday, November 12th.

Many sectors in both districts and provinces lack resources and facilities and in the health sector, mobile health services or fully kitted ambulances is one of the vital resources that is lacking; and this is no exception for Rigo District in Central Province.

New Board have plans for Gerehu Hospital


Chairman, Peter Del Monte said today after his swearing in at the launch of Gerehu General Hospital says funding has and will always be a major aspect to consider in the overseeing of the hospital.

Monte says the board will work on the return of investments in delivering a great service to the community  which is what this is all about and making sure that taxpayers money are taken care of and used to its full potential.

He adds that the other part is delivering on the national health services and making sure that the standards are met at all times.

Workshop set for Cervical Cancer Vaccination NCD pilot project

The project was launched on March 10, by the National Department of Health Secretary, Pascoe Kase in partnership with the National Department of Education and the Rotary Club of Boroko.

As a follow up to the launch, PNG Cancer Foundation will be hosting a workshop on the cervical cancer vaccination and the NCD Pilot Project at the end of this week on Friday, March 17, at the Health Services, Standard Branch.

Hela PHA aims to improve delivery of health services

Hela PHA Chair and Managing Director of Oil Search, Peter Botten and his board of directors reconfirmed their commitment when talking to Hela Provincial Hospital staff before their first board meeting recently.

Since 2016, Oil Search, the Oil Search Foundation and the National Government have closely supported the Hela PHA in its efforts to improve health outcomes in Hela.

Health crisis looming nationwide says Oro Governor

He said the Government promised to maintain these church-run health services, but have not been funded.

He added that the nurses are now planning to go on strike because they have not been paid on time.

Juffa told Loop PNG that he had met with the Anglican Health Services in Northern Province and was informed that they have not received their allocations since July.