Photo: Oil Search Foundation Executive Director, Stephanie Copus-Campbell and Deputy Chair of the Hela PHA, Rev Olene Yawai signed the MoU (seated centre front) in Port Moresby, witnessed by members of the Hela PHA. Back L-R Yawas Komiabu, Pascoe Kase, Janet Koriama, Rodney Ingersoll, Gerea Aopi(OSF Board Director), Amos Max Libe, Hetra Hekele. Front L- R, Peter Botten (Chairman Hela PHA, Stephanie Copus- Cambell (OSF Executive Director) Rev, Olene Yawai (Deputy Chair Hela PHA) and Dr Gunzee Gawin, CEO Hela PHA.
The delivery of health services in Hela Province was given a huge boost last week when the Hela Provincial Health Authority (Hela PHA) and Oil Search Foundation (OSF) signed an agreement that consolidates the already strong partnership to improve service delivery.
OSF Executive Director, Stephanie Copus-Campbell, who signed the agreement with Hela PHA Deputy Chairman Rev. Olene Yawai, said it covers everything the Foundation is doing to deliver health services in Hela.
“We are proud of the strong relationship with the Hela Provincial Health Authority and excited about the
opportunity our support brings to continue to make a difference,” she said.
“This agreement symbolises the Foundation’s key principles which include working in partnership through PNG government systems to deliver results.”
Rev Yawai was appreciative of OSF’s assistance in Hela saying; “We thank the Oil Search Foundation for focusing on our highest priorities – strong governance, financial accountability, a skilled workforce, ensuring good infrastructure with drugs and equipment and providing a safe environment for patients and staff –
all of which lead to better health outcomes for our people.”
Under the agreement the Foundation will, among other things, help strengthen management systems, fund the engagement of critical medical staff, improve pharmaceutical supply and distribution, support financial management improvements and deliver key capital works projects.
OSF will also provide funding support for the Family Support Centre and work with the Hela PHA to identify other sources of donor funding to implement the PHA’s corporate plan and strategic implementation plan.