The 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.
Following a Cold Chain Management Review of eight health facilities in the Tari-Pori district of Hela province, the Oil Search Foundation and Hela Provincial Health officers have successfully delivered additional vaccine storage capacity to improve immunisation rates.
The Oil Search Foundation has been proud to assist Papua New Guinea, including the National Department of Health and its key partners in the important fight against HIV and AIDS. In 2012 with funding from the Global Fund and Oil Search Limited, the Foundation supported the Hela Provincial Health team, under the leadership of Dr Hewali Hamiya, to improve HIV services in the remote Hela Province.
One of the great privileges of my job with the Oil Search Foundation is to visit remote parts of Papua New Guinea and meet the incredible people who live and work there. I recently had the opportunity to visit Hela province in the remote Highlands region where OSF is currently supporting the Province in its important work to prevent and treat HIV.