Accident and emergency health services at the Hela Provincial Hospital have been boosted with US$1M funding from Santos Limited and US$700,000 from Oil Search Foundation provided to the Hela Provincial Health Authority (PHA).
Stakeholders in the fight against Tuberculosis (TB) met in Port Moresby last week to finalise ways to implement the five-year Gulf Province Strategic TB Plan.
A novel idea to set up a “cupboard” library in the Children’s Ward of the Hela Provincial Hospital has kicked off with the lending of books to children who are admitted there.
Getting 3-5 year olds to behave, let alone absorb basic learning in a classroom setting is by no means an easy feat for any teacher.
Last year over 300,000 women, children and men across Kutubu in the Southern Highlands, Kikori in Gulf and the Hela Province, had access to a range of programs through the Oil Search Foundation.
More children and adults in two provinces stand to benefit from a unique partnership that brings library books right down to the grassroots level to improve literacy in some of the most challenging areas in the country.
The Foe community near Lake Kutubu in Southern Highlands Province celebrated a spectacular cultural festival with the support of Oil Search and various stakeholders from the area.
Oil Search Limited recently celebrated its 10th anniversary since officially becoming the operator and manager of all of Papua New Guinea’s producing oil fields. Celebrations started in Port Moresby, progressing through all of OSL’s sites and ending in Nogoli Camp in Hides, Hela Province.
In 2013, four oxygen concentrators were donated to the Hides area in Hela through the Asian Development Bank project Rural Enclaves Project. Oxygen concentrators, as the name suggests, intake normal air and then concentrates the oxygen level. This oxygen-concentrated air can then be used to treat many respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma and for premature babies.
The Health Foundation supports the Inanaka Clinic at Tari Hospital in Hela province. In order to strengthen the HIV referral pathways and to support partners conducting HIV testing, a refurbishment of the Antenatal Care (ANC) Clinic at Tari hospital was undertaken.
The Development Policy Centre at the Crawford School of Public Policy, part of the Australian National University in Canberra, kindly invited Ross Hutton last week to speak at their Forum on ‘Engaging Business in Development’. On Wednesday 17 October he joined an interesting mix of attendees from international business, non-government organisations, social enterprises, health and agricultural research enterprises, and international aid agencies to discuss the recent experiences at the Health Foundation in addressing some of the practical issues faced in engaging with both the public sector and the donor and development community.