UNICEF PNG

New Erima Prepare For WHD

This year, the Secretary for Health has already sent out a circular to all schools calling out to them to hold lead-up activities to the WHD, in their respective schools and the New Erima Primary School is one.

With the Motto; “Our future is at hand, Let’s move forward together”, UNICEF PNG selected two schools in NCD to celebrate the 2021 World Handwashing Day.

The New Erima Primary School in the Moresby Northeast electorate was one of the model schools selected to observe Day.

Project To Support WaSH Services

The implementation of the National Water and Sanitation project, ‘Klinpela Komyuniti Project’ is a significant support in the implementation of the National Water Sanitation & Hygiene policy 2015-2030. This is also a key policy towards government’s achievement of Sustainable Development Goal number 6.

At the launch of the WaSH Advocacy Communication Strategy on Thursday, Deputy Country representative of UNICEF, Judith Bruno said this framework is timely because WaSH services are critical to preventing infection.

Global Day of Parents

It is a day to appreciate all parents in the world and thank them for their selfless commitment to children, and lifelong sacrifices towards nurturing this relationship.Children should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and Understanding, for the full and harmonious development of their personality.

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.

Health Dept begins school hygiene promotion

The Health Promotion and Education branch started the first week of health hygiene awareness on Monday 2nd March and ended it on Friday 6th March at St. John’s Catholic Primary School in Tokarara.

The team leader for the Health Promotion and Education under the Coronavirus Communication cluster, Glenda Suagu said the health promotion team would like to get to the schools, first because overcrowding in schools makes students and teachers most vulnerable to any communicable disease.