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).
Six interns have completed a training program to equip them with skills to counsel and help survivors of family and sexual violence throughout the country through a counselling telephone hotline service.
‘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.
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.
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).