New aid post a big help for community

This initiative is a collaborative effort by Save the Children’s Safe Children Healthy Mothers (SCHM) nutrition project, in partnership with the East Sepik Provincial Health Authority (PHA) and the local Sarkim community.

This commissioned aid post promises to have a profound impact on the health and nutrition of the approximately 1,300 residents of this remote community. Previously, they endured a grueling 2.5-hour trek to access medical services at the Wombisa or Kaukia Health Facility, leading to significant healthcare challenges.

Situm Health Centre receives medical supplies

The medicines & pharmaceuticals included amoxicillin capsules, paracetamol tablets, hand sanitisers, body infrared thermometers, pregnancy kits, a scale and several other vital instruments.

The delivery was made possible through the partnership arrangement with Nawaeb District under the leadership of Nawaeb MP, Theo Pelgen and with the assistance of Niugini Dirt Tours (Motorbikes).

Pelgen upon seeing the plight of the current situation at Situm Health Centre, immediately gathered resources to beef up the supplies and equipment for the health facility.

Local doctors given pediatric laparoscopic surgery training

Specialized healthcare requires high-specialized skills, medical equipment, instruments, drugs and consumables. Most of this expertise is not available in the country.

Last week, four Singaporean health specialists visited PMGH to conduct pediatric laparoscopic surgeries with the local team. The visiting team consisted of two surgeons and two anesthetists from KK Women's and Children’s Hospital in Singapore.

Hospital supports cancer symposium

The symposium is scheduled to take place in Port Moresby from September 10th- 15th. The theme of this year's symposium, "Holistic Approach to Cancer," holds significant importance as it aims to address the multifaceted challenges posed by this devastating disease.

Janet Sios, the Finance Director at Paradise Hospital, expressed her gratitude and appreciation to the Papua New Guinea Medical Society and the Organizing Committee for extending the invitation and providing the hospital with the opportunity to be a part of this prestigious event.

China invites PNG medical professionals for training

This follows after the Chinese government signed a renewed protocol for the continuation of China's medical team to PNG, signalling a strong desire to continue medical and healthcare exchanges between the two countries.

The China Medical Team Leader, Chen Gang said since the inception of the team in PNG they have trained and conducted invasive healthcare services to the people of PNG and invite the PNG medical team to get medical training in overseas.

Local woman leading the charge in transforming healthcare

Dika Vai, a dedicated individual hailing from Hanuabada, who is at the forefront of a groundbreaking development project.

As the project coordinator for the Metoreia Health Centre, a visionary initiative funded by the Australian Government, Dika has taken on the responsibility of orchestrating a transformation that will benefit more than 35,000 people.

Her passion and commitment to her community are evident as she plays a crucial role in this significant project.

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.