(Photo: Member of health patrol team Immunising a child in Muluma) KUTUBU, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS PROVINCE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA Around 110 children from six villages in remote Muluma area of Mt Bosavi have been immunised during a four-day health patrol as part of Oil Search Foundation’s (OSF) ongoing post-earthquake relief operations in the Southern Highlands Province […]
It was about midday on a Sunday, just after church service, when members of the Emmanuel Nazarene Church Women’s Ministry in Kudjip started loading a fifteen seater Toyota High Ace bus that would take them to Bunun Wou, a village in the Banz District of Jiwaka province. This was to be the location of the groups’ next combined health and gender violence awareness program scheduled for that afternoon.
Almost 70,000 children from the Hela, Southern Highlands and Gulf provinces, including many from isolated locations, have been immunised with support from Oil Search Foundation (OSF) last year.
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).
More than 2,000 people in the remote Turama area of Gulf Province benefited from an Oil Search Foundation supported rural health patrol recently.
A mother and her new born baby from the remote village of Wanikipa in Hela, are doing well thanks to the combined efforts of health and aviation professionals in Tari and Moro last week.
Health services have been restored at the remote Kantobo community in Southern Highlands after three years with the arrival of a nursing officer to work at the health facility.
The Marasin Stoa Kipa (MSK) program is a community-based malaria diagnosis and treatment program that was implemented by Oil Search Foundation in 2007.
Mothers from Karaulti in the Kikori district accessing the labor ward at Karaulti Sub Health Centre will now be able to give birth on a new comfortable and hygienic delivery bed following the donation by the Oil Search Foundation (OSF) recently.
Children and pregnant mothers of Hela, will now benefit from refrigerators for storing vital vaccines for life-threatening diseases like TB, pneumonia, whooping cough, diphtheria, measles, polio and tetanus.
More than forty children at the Hela Provincial Hospital were, successfully reviewed and recommended for further treatment by a visiting specialist children’s heart doctor from Port Moresby recently.
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.