Health

Safeguarding women’s health and hygiene

Through the PNG–Australia Partnership 23 participants including Kokoda Village Health Volunteers (VHVs), undertook the Seif Meri Mun (SMM) training which was conducted by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in Kokoda.

Women and girls along the Kokoda Track region through the project were provided with a way to better manage menstruation with dignity and ensure women’s participation in education, training, and employment opportunities by supplying free reusable sanitary pads to women in remote communities.

Everyday People - Winnie Sagiu

The Australia Awards Short Course graduate was surprised to be acknowledged, despite her commitment and passion for research.

“I was so excited at first when I heard that my paper had been accepted by the Scientific Research Committee for presentation. Then I was nervous and doubted myself.

“I felt inferior, as I am just a diploma and graduate certificate holder who will be presenting in front of these professionals.

“With confidence and trust in God, I presented the paper, and I was acknowledged for a very good presentation.”

Digicel opens new corporate gym

The delivery of this new fitness center furthers the company’s commitment to create and sustain a healthy work-life balance for its employees.  
 

Is there a safe limit of alcohol you can drink? New guidelines from Canada say there's not

The report by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) marks a big shift from its previous guidelines in 2011, which recommended no more than 15 drinks for men and 10 drinks for women per week to reduce long-term health risks. 

They're also dramatically different to current Australian guidelines, which say healthy men and women should drink no more than 10 standard drinks a week. 

Day of Epidemic Preparedness

This is to highlight the importance of the prevention of, preparedness for and partnership against epidemics.

The COVID-19 pandemic stretched health systems globally, and for resource-challenged countries such as Papua New Guinea, even more so.

For ANGAU Memorial Provincial Hospital, the positives of enduring the global pandemic were the opportunity to adapt and learn, collaborate with other institutions, and be supported by neighbours such as Australia.

Gov’t team tour Mugil Health Centre

When visiting the Mugil Health Centre on Friday 16 December, the nurses briefed MP Alexander Suguman of their challenges.

Sister-in-Charge, Christine Lamakati told MP Suguman and the visiting Sumkar District Development Authority team that the health centre is one of the biggest catchments in the district that serves the people of Boiga and Sumkar districts.

NSL supports Midwifery Symposium

The recent symposium took place in Port Moresby and hosted nearly 200 midwives from across PNG, many of whom are Nambawan Super Members.

The NSL team set up an information booth and had the opportunity to talk to participants about the importance of superannuation, and the products and services offered by NSL.

Baseline Report on Child Mental Health

The report, ‘Strengthening Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Systems and Services for children and adolescents in East Asia and Pacific Region was produced from a research conducted by the Burnett Institute for the period from 2020 to 2021.

A very important gathering took place at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby today where UNICEF and partners released the report on the mental status of children in the country.

Little Jonah Receives Medical Assistance

Self-employed couple Hibi and Cathy Hawa have four children including Jonah. Just like other kids his age, Jonah is fun and energetic and enjoys nothing more than playing with his friends and swimming in the river.  
 
Jonah was enrolled in the local elementary school and was always early for classes until one morning everything changed.    
 
“We heard him crying to us for help as he could not move his legs. I thought he was joking when he told us that he couldn’t stand up,” said dad Hibi as he recalls that morning in March. 
 

Ambulance For Raunsepna Health Centre

The absence of an ambulance has always been one of the major challenges at Raunsepna Health Centre.

The health facility acknowledged the first of its kind donation saying it was timely, especially when the remote facility was producing effective immunisation statistics compared to Health facilities in town areas.

Emma, the Sister-In-Charge, said communication and transport are major problems they face.