In June, Kiunga Hospital was privileged to secure the locum services of Dr. Antonia Kumbia, a specialist gynaecology and obstetrics consultant. Dr Kumbia spent two weeks at the Hospital working with the resident medical officers to review a number of gynaecology, obstetric and neonatal cases. Mrs. Sweivy Yak Puring, a Kiunga town resident was pleased to receive such specialist services that she wrote a
Kiunga hospital’s resident Medical Imaging Technologist, Mr. Negege Foxy Kekela spent two weeks on a professional attachment to Bendigo Radiology in Victoria, Australia in June. Kekela’s two week attachment was supervised by Amanda Richardson, the Chief Medical Technologist and coordinator of Bendigo Radiology services. Kekela had the opportunity to visit three of their sites at St John of God hospital, Castlemaine Hospital and Lucan
First Response Australia conducted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training for 53 nursing and medical staff and 34 support and administrative staff at Kiunga Hospital in June. CPR is a core competency for health workers so this was an important continuing professional training program for them and was also a special opportunity for administrative and support staff to learn important CPR skills that can save lives.
Kiunga District Hospital recently hosted Dr. John Gabriel, a University of PNG graduate and resident medical officer trainee to complete his rural medicine block as part of the University’s prerequisite for general medical officer registration. During his three month attachment, Dr Gabriel was supervised by Kiunga Hospital’s Emergency Medicine consultant, Dr Julius Plinduo and locum surgeons. The purpose of the attachment was to help
The vision for Papua New Guinea (PNG) is to be a nation of healthy people where self-reliance prepares all for healthy living in a healthy village environment. Healthy village programs in the North Fly District can be successful when there is a strong sense of ownership at the community level. Support from partners like Mercy Works in Kiunga and programs like the North Fly Health Services Development
The NFHSDP continued to support partners in May and June to deliver a number of outreach health patrols across the North Fly District. These patrols included two one week patrols to Gasuke no. 1 and 2, Gusiore and Kanan and Diabi settlements with District Health Service staff. One of these patrols provided mother and child health (MCH), environmental health and healthy village services whilst