Monthly Archives

December 2013


NFHSDP works in partnership with government health workers to deliver MCH services along the Elevara River area of North Fly

In August 2013 the NFHSDP mother and child health (MCH) team continued to work in partnership with District Government Health Workers to provide much needed MCH services to villages along the Elevara River area of North Fly.  Five teams travelled to five separate clinic points along Upper, Mid & Lower Fly, Elevara Smipen, Mgie and Pineng Rivers.  NFHSDP enabled these patrols by providing staff

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NFHSDP support Catholic Health Services and Mercy Works to facilitate a Community Action and Participation workshop in Sewetekin village

On 2nd-6th September the NFHSDP had the privilege to assist Sr. Maureen, the Coordinator of Mercy Works Kiunga to facilitate a ‘Community Action and Participation’ training at Sewetekin village in North Fly. Sr, Cathy Yaki from Catholic Health Services also co-facilitated the training and Zean, our boat skipper, allowed us to get to and from Sewetekin safely. CAP training is an important component of

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NFHSDP sponsored students graduate from Rumginae CHW School

Rumginae community along with family and friends witnessed the 34th Graduation of the Rumginae Community Health Worker (CHW) training School in North Fly District that took place on Wednesday 27th of March, 2013. A total of fifteen (15) graduates sat patiently throughout the speeches to receive their academic awards and certificates. Two students out of the graduating class; Samuel Anup and Pepson Uriti were

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HIV counsellors meet in Kiunga

The first Western Province HIV Counselling & Testing stakeholder workshop was held from 19 to 21 February 2013 in Kiunga. It was organised and funded by Western Province AIDS Committee (WPAC), in order for stakeholders to meet and share information on HIV services and programs in the province, to find out more about the role of the WPAC, and to identify gaps or changes

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West Ningerum health patrol

Twelve communities in Ningerum and West Ningerum received maternal and child health services in March. The 2 week patrol, from 4-15 March, was conducted by health workers from North Fly District Health Services and NFHSDP. In total, 653 immunisations were administered to babies and children. Of the total 269 children seen, 74% of them weighed between 80-100% on the growth chart which indicated that

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CHW School now online

The Community Health Worker School at Rumginae now has internet, after a connection was extended from the hospital to the school office. George Tuges, Data Manager with North Fly Health Service Development Program (NFHSDP) worked with staff and students from the school to extend the existing internet cable from the hospital at Rumginae to the school nearby. The internet connection is now in the

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Partners continue to work together in North Fly to strengthen community awareness, advocacy and mobilisation for Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS

The partnership approach to providing not only public and primary health care but also clinical care services to the people of North Fly is one that continues to evolve and strengthen. In October partners from NFHSDP, District Health Services, Kiunga Hospital Laboratory and Catholic Health Services travelled together as a team to Kungim and Tarakbits in an effort to fortify the partnership approach but

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NFHSDP spearheads a special immunisation program for Olsobip

One of the priority needs for the PNG national immunisation program is “Strengthening Reaching Every District to Reach Every Child strategy using integrated Expanded Immunisation Program Mother and Child Health (MCH) outreach sessions”[1]. In an effort to contribute to improving coverage rates in North Fly, in October 2013 the NFHSDP incorporated its routine MCH immunisation outreach activities into a special one week outreach health

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NFHSDP gets involved in promoting proper handwashing during World Handwashing Day

Each year on October 15, over 200 million people are involved in World Hand Washing celebrations in over 100 countries around the world[1]. This special day was originally created for children and schools, but is celebrated by a multitude of groups worldwide that are interested in promoting handwashing with soap, which the NFHSDP did to promote this life saving activity in Kiunga Town and

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A NFHSDP supported health patrol to Iowara provides an inaugral training opportunity for TB treatment supporters

A recent NFHSDP patrol to Iowara provided a first time opportunity for volunteers who support patients on TB treatment to participate in a NFHSDP supported and co-facilitated training program, the first of such trainings provided in North Fly. Fourteen volunteers, 12 men and 2 women, from Iowara community participated in the training including Pastors, a Magistrate, people who have previously suffered from TB and

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