Media Releases

2017

  • July 13, 2017Six 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.The 1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain – 7150 8000 – was launched in August 2015 and delivers a comprehensive counselling and referral service for […]

  • July 11, 2017Mothers 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.As part of its ongoing efforts to help reduce maternal mortality rates and […]

  • July 10, 2017Children 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.Oil Search Foundation, working with UNICEF and other partners, delivered 11 vaccine fridges to health facilities in a program that will boost immunisation for children under […]

  • July 10, 2017More 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.Paediatric Cardiologist Dr Cornelia Kilalang accepted the invitation to review children with suspected heart problems and other sicknesses earlier this month. Her trip was made possible […]

  • June 30, 2017A novel idea to set up a “cupboard” library in the Children’s Ward of the Hela Provincial Hospital has kicked off with the lending of books to children who are admitted there.The library is equipped with over 250 books for children. The books are varied from board/picture books for 3- 6 year old […]

  • May 24, 2017Over 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.The Oil Search Foundation (OSF) working with Maries Stopes and the Pimaga District Hospital staff organised a two-day health […]

  • May 23, 2017Getting 3-5 year olds to behave, let alone absorb basic learning in a classroom setting is by no means an easy feat for any teacher.Six months after the first Literacy Library opened in Tari, the librarians can hardly contain their excitement as they proudly note the achievements and behavioural changes among Hela’s pioneering […]

  • May 17, 2017Immunisation 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).Earlier this week, OSF handed over 11 vaccine fridges, 22 vaccine cool boxes, 44 vaccine carriers and 11 solar generators with panels to […]

  • May 8, 2017Last year over 300,000 women, children and men across Kutubu in the Southern Highlands, Kikori in Gulf and the Hela Province, had access to a range of programs through the Oil Search Foundation.Working closely through government systems and with partners, services provided in the areas of health, gender and early childhood literacy and […]

  • April 27, 2017The 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. OSF Executive Director, Stephanie Copus-Campbell, who signed the agreement with Hela PHA […]

  • April 14, 2017More children and adults in two provinces stand to benefit from a unique partnership that brings library books right down to the grassroots level to improve literacy in some of the most challenging areas in the country.Speaking at the 10th anniversary of Buk Bilong Pikinini in Port Moresby, Oil Search Managing Director and […]

  • April 11, 2017The 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 recent World TB Day brought together partners in Kerema to discuss the Gulf Province’s TB Emergency […]

  • March 27, 2017Spreading awareness on stigma and discrimination associated with the burden of TB will be a focus for the Oil Search Foundation as it takes the “Unite to End TB” message to the Kaugere Community in the nation’s capital to mark World TB Day on Friday 24 March.Individual Foundation and Kaugere clinical staff will […]

  • March 22, 2017A young mother is fortunate to be alive after giving birth along a lonely forest track in remote Fogomaiyu recently.Her rescue came from an outreach patrol team in February, comprising workers from the Oil Search Foundation, Waro Health Facility and Marie Stopes.The team was conducting a three-day clinic on immunization, family planning awareness […]

  • March 8, 2017The Oil Search Foundation (the Foundation) and Femili PNG Inc have entered into a partnership to strengthen existing health and survivor’s referral systems in Hela province to respond to Gender Based Violence (GBV).The agreement signed on the March 2nd 2017, brings together two local Papua New Guinean organisations and will improve access to […]

  • January 26, 2017The Oil Search Foundation continues to support more training and upskilling of health workers to help manage the threat of tuberculosis (TB) in PNG.Twenty-one nurses and community health workers were recently certified as TB health workers, following a week-long training in the Kikori district.The Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) training was facilitated by the […]

  • January 17, 2017The 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.Over an eight week period, OSF facilitated a number of patrols to remote areas […]

2016

  • December 30, 2016Something as simple as a pair of glasses can greatly improve patient care and safety.The Hela Provincial Health Authority (HPHA) has partnered with the Oil Search Foundation (OSF) and a specialist eye team from Pacific International Hospital (PIH) based in Port Moresby to conduct vision and cataract screening for HPHA healthcare staff.The team […]

  • November 30, 2016The Kikori Hospital in Gulf Province has recorded 100% of patients completing tuberculous (TB) intensive treatment following an Oil Search-led food drive and ongoing support for improved nutrition.Gulf province is one of Papua New Guinea’s three TB hotspots and the Kikori hospital has a high rate of TB patient admissions.Due to budget cuts, […]

  • November 30, 2016The Oil Search Foundation’s small grants scheme is helping to make a difference in communities to address social issues, particularly violence against women and girls in Papua New Guinea.The Foundation’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) program started the initiative early this year to support community members and Oil Search staff to develop projects […]

  • November 30, 2016Say No to Violence against women and girls was the message that was conveyed by Oil Search staff and their families throughout the country and in Australia today, as the world observed the International Elimination of Violence Against (EVAW) Women Day.In Port Moresby, over a hundred Oil Search employees and family members took […]

  • November 29, 2016The Oil Search Foundation in partnership with the Catholic Diocese, the Hela Provincial government and the NGO, Buk bilong Pikinini opened a new library today in Tari, Hela Province that will drive early childhood development through literacy.The program will teach preschool children how to read, introduce them to the world of learning and […]

  • September 28, 2016Teachers from Tari recently completed a training course aimed at providing them with necessary skills to teach adolescents and young adults about sex and sexuality as part of their Personal Development (PD) curriculum.The five-day training was developed and facilitated by the Oil Search Foundation in partnership with the Hela Provincial Education Department to […]

  • September 23, 2016A research paper on the Marasin Stoa Kipa (MSK – Medicine Store Keeper) project managed by the Oil Search Foundation and the Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea was presented at the 2016 International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria (ICTMM) in Brisbane.A study was commissioned by the Oil Search Foundation and undertaken […]

  • September 21, 2016Fogomaiyu communities in Southern Highlands Province have benefited greatly from access to basic medical health services during a recent health patrol conducted by the Oil Search Foundation.The patrol was part of the Foundation’s regular outreach to remote villages to enable them access to essential health care in immunisation, family planning, antenatal and general […]

  • September 6, 2016Children 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 […]

  • August 31, 2016A health patrol facilitated by the Oil Search Foundation has made a significant difference in the lives of communities in the remote Foroba region of Kikori district in the Gulf province.Like many remote areas in PNG, Foroba has had little to no basic government services for many years, including schools and health facilities. […]

  • August 29, 2016Marie Stopes PNG (MSPNG) and the Oil Search Foundation have signed a two-year partnership agreement aimed at improving maternal health outcomes by increasing availability and access to high quality family planning services.Under the partnership, both organisations will work together to support the provincial health administrations of Gulf, Hela and Southern Highlands provinces. The […]

  • August 22, 20163,000 bed nets were distributed to the people of Moran, Foe and Fasu in the Kutubu area in Southern Highlands Province through a partnership between the National Department of Health (NDoH), Oil Search and the Oil Search Foundation. The distribution began in May 2016 and was recently concluded working in collaboration with Rotarians […]

  • Oil Search announced yesterday an expanded mandate and long-term funding commitment for the Oil Search Foundation at a major event in Port Moresby. The Foundation will receive K185 million (USD56.2m) over five years (2016-2020) from Oil Search to deliver development programmes in the areas of Health, Leadership and Education, and Women’s Protection and Empowerment.

  • Oil Search is proud to announce a grant to the Oil Search Foundation of K185 million (US$56 million) over five years, from 2016 to 2020. The grant will fund the Foundation’s core operational costs and signature programmes that deliver sustainable development outcomes in Papua New Guinea, specifically within the areas of Health, Leadership and Education, and Women’s Protection and Empowerment.

  • Today the Oil Search Foundation released “Building on Success”, its first Annual Report. The 2015 Annual Report provides a detailed overview of how the Oil Search Foundation is helping Papua New Guinea take the steps it needs to build a prosperous, stable and secure future.

  • 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 Oil Search Foundation and PNG Business Coalition for Women (BCFW) signed an agreement yesterday that formalises the participation of Oil Search in a pilot project that responds to safety issues in the workplace affected by, or linked to, gender.

  • The Oil Search staff-led tuberculosis (TB) food drive for the Kikori Hospital in the Gulf Province has received overwhelming support. The donations included 190 kilograms of rice, 7 cartons of noodles, 6 boxes of biscuits, 7 cartons of tinned food, 5 litres of cooking oil, and 70 packs of laundry detergent.

  • Improving quality of patient care, increased utilisation of health services and better health outcomes was the focus of the 2016 National Health Services Standards (NHSS) exercise for the Gulf Provincial health system. The Oil Search Foundation (OSF) in partnership with the National Department of Health (NDoH) and the Provincial Health services funded the majority of the exercise, enabling a thorough review of the Gulf provincial health systems.

  • The Oil Search Foundation and Buk bilong Pikinini announced the establishment of a new library and Early Childhood Development and Literacy program at Kuluanda Primary School at Kopari Catholic Mission in Tari, Hela Province. This will be the first such program for the Province with plans to expand to other areas in the near future.

  • The Oil Search Foundation has entered into a formal partnership with Buk Bilong Pikinini to deliver Early Childhood Development and Literacy programmes in Hela and Gulf Provinces.

  • Over the past seven years the incidence of tuberculosis (TB) incident has doubled in Kikori, making it one of the District’s most significant health challenges. The Oil Search Foundation and the Kikori Community are working together to support local women’s groups with a business initiative that may help slow and even decrease the rapid spread of the disease.

  • When Deputy Secretary for Health, Dr Paison Dakulala, visited Kikori hospital with Oil Search in November 2015 he was confronted with a scene familiar from his many trips to Western Province: The majority of hospital beds are in use by tuberculosis (TB) patients.

  • Oil Search and the Oil Search Foundation have signed two Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreements which will support the Government’s delivery of life-saving services in Hela Province.

  • Lady Winifred Kamit addressed employees at Oil Search’s Port Moresby office at a morning tea held to mark International Women’s Day this week.

  • The film Senisim Pasin is a powerful and urgent call to action that shines a light on family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea and explores solutions that each and every one of us can help drive. Oil Search will partner with the Tribal Foundation to screen their newly-produced film for Oil Search employees and the communities where they live and work.

2015

  • “If we are to unite in the response to HIV, we have to share our stories, acknowledge our differences and decide how we will respond as individuals and as a community,” said Kevin Miles of the Oil Search Foundation.

  • The Government of Papua New Guinea, the Oil Search Health Foundation, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reaffirmed their partnership today, signing a new HIV grant worth US$14.2 million to fight HIV in Papua New Guinea.

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