Blinken visits with Lawes Road clinic

Through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the United States has provided HIV support in Papua New Guinea for more than 17 years.

At the Lawes Road Clinic, the Secretary met with Dr. Poruan Temu, Chief of Party and Country representative of FHI 360, and Priscila Sine Mal, Country Director of HOPE Worldwide, in addition to other clinicians and healthcare workers.

New Ireland's empowering policies

The launch of the policies took place at Kavieng Stadium. They include:

Nazarene Hospital Improving Healthcare Delivery

The hospital's expanded health services have benefited over 60,000 patients from Jiwaka and neighboring areas in the Highlands region.

Between 2006 and 2018, the Nazarene Hospital received three grants totaling PGK24 million from the PNG-Aus Partnership's Incentive Fund.

These grants have enabled the hospital to make critical upgrades, including the installation of a new hydroelectric system, the construction of new patient and treatment facilities, and the upgrade of the hospital to provincial hospital status.

PM Highlights Health Challenges

He told Chief Executive Officers of 22 Provincial Health Authorities during a recent health meet. The Prime Minister adding that the COVID-19 pandemic had intensified the deficiency PNG has in its healthcare sector over these years.