Close to 2,000 health workers around the country have enhanced their skills in the area of reproductive health thanks to a unique health training program forged between three partners over a 5-year period.
More than 300,000 people in Hela Province will have improved access to quality health care as a result of a K10 million Incentive Fund grant to fund the redevelopment of the Hela Provincial Hospital in Tari. The Incentive Fund is a jointly managed program delivered through the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership.
More than 20 health workers will undergo specific TB training in October as part of continuing efforts by Oil Search Foundation (OSF) and its partners to reduce the spread of the disease in Hela Province.
A church group in Tari has come on board to help take ownership in the growth of the Hela Provincial Hospital by carrying out a comprehensive clean-up of the hospital grounds and donating fresh vegetables and other food items to the patients.
‘Family planning, empowering people, developing nations;’ was the theme for World Population Day celebrated by a range of partners including the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Department of Health, Oil Search Foundation, Marie Stopes, the United Nations and senior diplomats in Port Moresby.
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.
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).