The World Health Organization (WHO)

Risk of COVID-19 High During Election

WHO Country office OIC, Dr Anup Murung told journalists during a Media Training on Monday. He said with low vaccination rate in the country is also a concern.

He said PNG has the lowest rate in the Southwest Pacific region and people need more information from reliable and trusted sources, so they make informed decision about vaccination and adhere to Niupela Pasin protocol.

Dr. Anup asked the media to reach the people with right information about vaccines, through;

Omicron A Concern In PNG

In Papua New Guinea, a positive case was traced and diagnosed for the COVID-19 Omicron variant. According to National Pandemic Response Controller, David Manning, the man came to PNG last December after travelling from South Africa via London and Hong Kong.

However, Mr Manning said the man had to undergo testing while in quarantine and has fully recovered.

COVID-19 Response Project

A training on Assistive Technology products in Papua New Guinea was launched on Tuesday. The WHO supported pilot project involves PNG, Iraq and India.

The assistive products and technologies such as walking aids, reading glasses, mobility aids will be made available for those who need them in the communities.

Dr Anna Maalson from WHO said this is part of the universal health coverage agenda and by 2030, it will ensure that can access the essential services.