‘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).
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.
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.
People living with HIV in the rural communities of Nipa-Kutubu in Southern Highlands, Hela, and Kikori District in Gulf, will now have better access to the lifesaving Anti-Retroviral (ARV) drugs. The Oil Search Foundation recently funded the Integrated Management of Adult Illnesses (IMAI) training course for 25 local community health workers.
The Oil Search Foundation recently funded the participation and training of fifteen health workers from Gulf, Southern Highlands and Hela provinces at an Essential Obstetric Care training (EOC) training in Moro facilitated by the PNG Reproductive Health Training Unit (RHTU).
The 2016 National Health Services Standards (NHSS) exercise for the Gulf Provincial health system was funded by the Oil Search Foundation in partnership with the National Department of Health (NDoH) and Gulf Provincial Health services. The NHSS included a review of 67 existing rural health facilities facilitated by chief clinicians and national health support services experts.
“Being a doctor is something I had always wanted to do,” says Dr Miriam Boga who worked in provincial hospitals in PNG for 10 years and now works with the Oil Search Health Foundation as the HIV Medical Officer.