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Phase two PNG WaSH work

The workshop is for a phase 2 of the Water for Women Consortium project on Tuesday, 8th of August in Port Moresby.

The inception workshop aims to bring together key government stakeholders and partners to align support for Water for Women Consortium (WfWC) Phase 2.

The workshop will outline the WfWC project objectives, scope and requirements for the new phase in which it provides an overview of previous phase’s successes, challenges as well as lessons learnt and will also layout the groundwork for what is expected in the new phase.

Progress on improving inclusive services

The assistant director for Disability under the Department, Here Aihi, said this is being progressed with support from partners like World Vision and relevant national government agencies.

Speaking after a recent three-day New Guinea Islands regional Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD) in Kokopo, Aihi said this partnership is being implemented through the Real Inclusion Disability Engagement (RIDE) project that is funded by World Vision.

Training for disability inclusion

The training is developed as part of this project, which derived from The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Convention).

The RIDE project has focused its efforts as guided by the National Disability Policy 2015-2025, by supporting the Government of PNG to implement and facilitate Strategy #1 in the Policy, which is to ‘Improve Advocacy, Rights and Responsibilities’.

Installed water makes life easy for Ngariawang

Women from the in Abayagam and Yuweng hamlets of Ngariawang community in Markham district, Morobe Province have always faced water issues until World Vision’s assistance with Water Sanitation, and Hygiene (WaSH) project.

An emotional Salome Isaac, who is a WASH Committee member in Yuweng Hamlet said women used to bathe once a day during menstruation due to the unavailability of water in the village and had no choice but to bathe and change their pads once a day as it is quite too far to frequently reach the water source to clean themselves.

WASH Services decreases diseases in Ngariawang

The WASH Program funded by Australian Government’s Water for Women fund was aimed to deliver improved health outcomes through inclusive and equitable water, sanitation and hygiene across Papua New Guinea.The Community Health Worker who runs the facility, Lawrence Yasaking, would usually dig out pits for disposal and burning of clinical wastes.

“Patients were using pit toilets until the toilets were accidentally burnt down due to bush fire, the health facility lacked proper toilets and patients started open defecating in the bushes and near the river”. Said Yasaking.

Morobe participates in UNCPRD workshop

This gathering was organized by World Vision PNG in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Morobe Administration under the Community Development Division are responsible for the disability work in the province, this was stated by the Provincial Program Advisor under the Community Development Division, Kiun Kimbing.

Master training for UNCRPD concluded

The workshop is under the Real Inclusion in Disability Engagement (RIDE) Project and had 16 representatives from different Organizations of Disability (OPD) in the four regions of the country who participated. 

World Vision PNG Chief of Party/Education Portfolio Lead, Imelda Ochavillo, emphasized the project this is a first time project.

High levels of violence against children revealed

Launched locally at a high-profile event in Port Moresby, the ‘Unseen and Unsafe: Underinvestment in Ending Violence Against Children in the Pacific and Timor-Leste’ report shows that over 70 percent or 4 million children across eight countries experience violent discipline at home, including 2.8 million (75 percent of the child population) in Papua New Guinea.

AFL youngsters encouraged to stay fit and healthy

Speaking this morning to over 200 children at the Colts Oval, Non-Communicable Diseases Program Officer for NCD Health Services, Israel Naraman stressed on the importance of being physically active through sports, eating healthy and saying no to smoking and alcohol.

“Yesterday marked World TB day and we want to continue to drive the message home about healthy living. We can do this through sports.

“Through our partnership with World Vision, we will continue to reach out to the youth through other sporting codes,” said Naraman.

World Vision manager accused by Israel of diverting money to Hamas

World Vision official Mohammed El Halabi appeared before a court today, facing charges of using millions of charity funds to pay Hamas fighters and buy weapons.

The ABC understands the Australian Government has given the charity over $5 million in the past three years for projects in the Gaza Strip.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was suspending the provision of funding to World Vision in the Palestinian Territories until an investigation is complete.