Midwifery training to save lives


   Many of these deaths are preventable, thus government of Papua New Guinea has now rolled out midwifery courses across five universities in the country to have more midwives available to ensure a reduction in maternal and infant deaths.

According to Lillian Temo, Coordinator of Midwifery Studies at the Medical Faculty of UPNG, the high tuition and lodging fees often hinders many from applying or completing their studies. Thus sponsorship of nurses is necessary.

Children are the future, they must be protected


Hela Provincial Education Advisor, Ronny Angu, while addressing a gathering, said children should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are future of the nation.

That they should be allowed to attend schools without threat and intimidation. He asked adults to pledge not to be ignorant when they see a child in distress or when they see schools and teachers affected by tribal fights.

ICRC holds Detention Health workshop


The Health training started on Tuesday 3rd November and was led by Chief Inspector Napina Yumb, CS Director of Health Services which ended on Friday 6th November.

Whilst opening the training, ICRC Head of Mission in PNG, Dominik Urban, said that one of the main activities of ICRC is to ensure that the conditions and treatment of detainees meet international standards. He said it is important to ICRC that all detainees have access to health which is of the same level to that provided in the community.