Over 600 school children and people from three remote villages in Kafa, Southern Highlands Province were given education awareness on family planning, Tuberculosis (TB) and the dangers of illegal drugs, alcohol abuse and violence recently.
Immunisation coverage for children in the Hela Province will be boosted with the distribution of vaccine fridges by Oil Search Foundation working in partnership with the Hela Provincial Health Authority (HPHA).
The Oil Search Foundation (OSF) is actively working with government health authorities, Gulf Christian Health Services (GCHS) and the non-government organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to combat the growing threat of Tuberculosis (TB) in the Gulf Province.
The Oil Search Foundation (OSF) in partnership with the National Department of Health, Provincial and District Health authorities, and faith based organisations are providing immunisations against life-threatening diseases to children in remote communities in Hela, Southern Highlands and Gulf Provinces.
Children admitted to Hela Provincial Hospital had a pleasant distraction following a recent donation of books by Buk bilong Pikinini in partnership with the Oil Search Foundation. The hospital’s Director of Nursing Services, Freda Makanda, and the Oil Search Foundation’s Provincial Development Manager, Michael Conlon, visited the ward and distributed books to children and their parents.
At the remote Inu sub-health centre in Kutubu, Southern Highlands, a Soro mother safely delivered a newborn child thanks to a newly installed solar lighting system. Repairs were made by the Oil Search Foundation to restore adequate water supply to the centre and provide lighting to maternity rooms to facilitate clean, safe and secure deliveries.