PNG health

PNG Shares COVID-19 Vaccines

Viet Nam is currently battling a complicated COVID-19 outbreak, in particular in Ho Chi Minh City and neighbouring provinces, with aggressive vaccination targets a critical part of the Vietnamese Government’s strategy to contain the outbreak and relieve pressure on local health systems.

Through ongoing sharing of information by governments across the WHO Western Pacific Region, the Vietnamese Government was made aware of the doses in PNG due to expire at the end of September, and made the request to the PNG Government.

PIH records 3,500 breast cancer cases yearly

The equation has also gone to show that most cases are from the affluent population than those from rural areas.

Unfortunately, many women, especially those from the rural areas, present themselves when the cancer is already at its late stage and needs surgical intervention, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and long term follow-up treatment after surgery.

This statistic poses a challenge, says the Senior Consultant – Dr Mathias Sapuri.