US Agency for International Development (USAID)

Ramu women complete financial literacy training

From February to April 2023, Erusta Bill, a certified local trainer under the USAID’s partnership with the Center for Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI), conducted training mostly for women in the basics of financial literacy. 

Participants now have a better understanding on savings and budgeting; foundational skills for creating new enterprises and increasing household and personal financial security, particularly for women. 

Resource Centre Receives Donations

The leatherback sea turtle is the largest turtle in the world, are the only species of sea turtle that lack scales and a hard shell and they are named for their tough rubbery skin and have existed in their current form since the age of the dinosaurs.

It has the widest global distribution of any reptile, nesting mainly on tropical or subtropical beaches. It was once prevalent in every ocean except the Arctic and Antarctic, however, the leatherback population has been rapidly declining in many parts of the world.

Wheelchairs For Hospitals

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) PNG donated the wheelchairs and will be distributed by US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Erin Mckeey, US Ambassador to PNG, Van, Solomon Islands said it is encouraging to see PNG has mechanisms in place such as National Policy on Disability to protect those who are most vulnerable.

USAID marks 6 year project against HIV & GBV

The partnership through the “Strengthening HIV/AIDS Services for Key Populations in Papua New Guinea Project’ was celebrated in port Moresby today.

Present at the event was US Ambassador to PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Catherine Ebert Grey.

The celebratory event was held to also thank and commend partners involved in the work to reduce incidence of HIV and Gender Based Violence (GBV) Key Populations, their sexual partners and their families.

120,000 condoms donated

This comes as the country faces a shortage of supplies relating to combating the spread of HIV/AIDS.

The donation was made at the National AIDS Council Secretariat headquarters in Port Moresby in the presence of the US Ambassador to PNG, Catherine Ebert-Gray.

The 40 cartons of strawberry scented condoms and 120 cartons of water based lubricants were unloaded and placed in the NAC’s office.