Health workers

Health Workers Graduate

The certificates attained are for NCD Provincial Health Authority Family Planning Trainees. Officiating at this milestone achievement of courageous health workers was, Deputy Director of NCDPHA, Dr. Robin Oge who presented certificates to 11 women and 1 male.              

These lifesavers continue on their journey after this helping their clinics help the people.  

Training For AROB Health Workers

AROB has launched the training that will equip its health workers with vital knowledge, skills and confidence on COVID-19 vaccination.

Central Region Rural Health Services Director, Peter Arwin in opening the training on behalf the Secretary for Health, underscored the critical role of health workers in increasing demand generation and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccine.

Threatened Because Of Policy

CEO of the Morobe Provincial Health Authority, Dr Kipas Binga, said his staff have received phone threats and were verbally harassed because of this policy.

As frontliners, health workers are bearing the brunt of people’s anger and frustrations as COVID-19 vaccination is being pushed down their throats.

Covid virus may have killed 80k-180k health workers, WHO says

Healthcare workers must be prioritised for vaccines, WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, and he criticised unfairness in the distribution of jabs.

The deaths occurred between January 2020 and May of this year.

Earlier, another senior WHO official warned a lack of jabs could see the pandemic continue well into next year.

There are an estimated 135 million healthcare workers globally.

"Data from 119 countries suggest that on average, two in five healthcare workers globally are fully vaccinated," Dr Tedros said.

Health Workers Urged To Get Vaccinated

"While vaccine remains optional I am encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. Vaccines save lives. 

“There is a relative increase in vaccination, but it is still a tiny margin. We still have a long way to go before we reach that satisfactory target many countries have already reached for their people.

Also, in recognizing the dangerous operating environment health care staff work in, the Prime Minister further directed the Department of Health to immediately identify and implement health insurance options for all frontline health workers.

Critical need for doctors, health workers

In remote communities, this situation is worse. Hence, the need for international partners’ intervention.

In Eastern Highlands Province, a partnership between the provincial government, UNICEF and a local NGO has engaged volunteers in remote areas.

These volunteers, called village birth attendants (VBA), specifically deal with mothers and babies.

Their efforts aim to avoid deaths, which is high among these population.

Health workers in Hela undergo training

The health workers will be given training on ‘Directly Observed Treatment’ (DOTS) placing them at the frontline of the TB fight.

The training comes as a result of a strengthened partnership between the Oil Search Foundation (OSF) and the Hela Provincial Health Authority (HPHA).

In a statement OSF Deputy Director, Kymberley Kepore said the Foundation works within existing government systems while continuously building on stakeholder relationships to enhance health service delivery.

Health support workers plan stop work

Over 3000 frustrated heath support workers, at all hospitals across the country, from cleaners and administration staff to bio engineers and technicians, morgue attendants and laundry staff, are ready to walk off. 

The planned strike will be taken against the Department of Personnel Management (DPM) for prolonged delay on the log of claims which includes housing allowance, pay increase, leave entitlements and other industrial matters. 

130 health workers complete snakebite course

They are participants of a snakebite course conducted recently by Charles Campbell Toxinology Centre.

The course was basically to bring doctors, nurses and health care workers up to date with the latest information on the prevention, first aid and treatment of snakebite, and the opportunity to practice a range of practical skills including Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support.

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