PNGAUS Partnership

PAU Celebrates 15 Scholars in Midwifery Program

Among the graduates, Marshella Kailou Masiu stood out, clinching the prestigious PNGAusPartnership Prize for her outstanding academic prowess and leadership skills. 

Marshella, having spent a decade as a general nurse, expressed the challenges of returning to school but emphasized the transformative power of the scholarship: "I’ve learned that anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I’m excited to get back into the field and help expectant mothers and their babies.”

15 finalists named for Homemade Product Competition

The 15 finalists in the second annual Lily Magazine Homemade Product Competition have each won a K2000 business startup training package with PaciFund, funded by the Australian Government through #PNGAusPartnership.

The finalists will now go before the judges in person this coming Friday November 17, to choose the winners of the categories of Edible, Useful and Wearable.

Each category winner will win a professional website with attached email address for their business to a total value of K24,000 from Media Partners.

Australia, Western Province relations progress

This gathering marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Western Province Strategy, aimed at fostering progress and development in the region.

Over the past year, significant strides have been taken in implementing the strategy's objectives, with a notable focus on key areas such as health, economic development, food and water security, and law and justice. 

PNGDF embraces green energy

The 2nd Battalion, Royal Pacific Islands Regiment has recently accomplished the installation and successful testing of the initial solar battery system out of a total of eight planned installations.

This solar battery system is capable of generating 20kw of renewable energy, which will effectively power the battalion headquarters.

The next solar installation in line is scheduled for the Moem Medical Centre, further expanding the use of sustainable energy sources within the barracks.

Partnership driving academic excellence

To achieve this goal, six universities in PNG have received funding to implement Academic Strengthening Projects in their selected faculties, in partnership with universities in Australia.

This initiative provides an excellent opportunity for PNG university staff to enhance their skills and competencies, update course content, and engage in PNG-related activities that align with their teaching and scholarly interests.

Grants available to B’ville groups

The grants are designed to support grassroots initiatives, involving community groups and civil society organisations that seek to promote peace, stability and local development. 

Grants will help communities to build small-scale infrastructure, respond to climate change, improve access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), promote gender equality, disability and social inclusion, and partner with local government.

Paediatric clinicians complete training

The Monash Paediatric Emergency Care Program, developed by the team from Monash Children’s Simulation in collaboration with the Paediatric Working Group at ANGAU Memorial Hospital, is contributing to the up-skilling of the paediatric health workforce.

The practical simulation-based workshop sessions were attended by nurses, community health workers and doctors from the paediatric services at the hospital.