St John’s Ambulance

SJA-UNICEF collaboration save lives

Under this collaboration, UNICEF donated five NASG to help ambulance officers provide a combination of basic life support care along with the lifesaving drug, oxytocin to mothers in maternal emergencies.

The NASG or Mama Kolos as it is commonly known in PNG, is a specially designed garment used to save women from bleeding to death as a result of birth complications.

UNICEF in PNG reported that out of 200 mothers who were assisted with a NASG all have been saved except for one, who had other underlying complications.

St John’s to run first paramedics training

The program will commence on July 10 at the ambulance headquarters, and will run for six weeks and includes additional two weeks’ placement at the Port Moresby General Hospital.

Participants will have hands-on experience in the maternity wards, emergency department and in the operating theatre.

They will be taught advanced airway management to be able to help reduce the main complications of health care for everyday people in the community.

​K800,000 for St John’s Ambulance

This was announced by Minister for Health, Michael Malabag, yesterday in Port Moresby.

The Government recently gave K700,000 to the ambulance service and will settle the remaining funds soon.

Operating in PNG for the last 60 years, the funding for St. John’s will allow the ambulance to continue its services and to further expand its specialty functions.

St John’s Ambulance chief commissioner, Mollen Molki, thanked the Government for its support and said the community appreciates the vital services of St John’s paramedics.