2018

North Fly Health Services Development Program and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program provides support during Polio Mass Vaccination

The mass Polio vaccination campaign was a PNG National department of health sanctioned program rolled out across the country after the detection of a first polio cases in Morobe province early in 2018. Western province commenced its campaign in October under the direction of the health department. The NFHSDP & CMSFHP (the Program) is a key partner to the Western provincial health services and

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Matkomnai Health Centre & Drimgas Aid Post Materials Deployment

On the 1st of October, the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and the CMCA Middle South Fly Program (CMSFHP) delivered building materials for the Drimgas Aid Post, the Community Health Worker (CHW) trainee students’ accommodation and for the maintenance work at Matkomnai Health Centre (HC). The team consisted of NFHSDP and CMSFHP infrastructure officer Wanai Hari, locally engaged casuals Murphy Tona and

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Dr John Oakley’s OTDF Fly River patrol

Dr John Oakley, CMSFHP Medical Officer joined the  OTDF  Communications patrol to CMCA communities  from the 17th to 29th of September as part of the North Fly Health Services Development Program and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (collectively ‘the Program’). Dr Oakley was assisted by the Program’s Primary Health Care Manager, Ray Krai, and visited Erekta, Membok, Kukujaba, Kwem, Mipan, Obo, Aiambak,

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Program farewells Graeme Hill after seven years of service in Western Province

The management and staff of North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) hosted a farewell dinner for Mr Graeme Hill and wife Jenny at the Cassowary Hotel in Kiunga on 31st August 2018. Medical students from Griffith University on rural attachments attended the dinner with the team and Abt Associates PNG General Manager, Mr Geoff

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Data Collection Team visit 44 selected villages in Western Province

The North Fly Health Services Development Program and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (collectively ‘the Program’) will end in December 2018. An endline evaluation is currently being conducted to assess whether the Program has met its goal to contribute towards strengthened primary health care (PHC) and health services in the North Fly District and Middle and South Fly CMCA Trust Regions in line with the Western

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Program assists with dispatching of earthquake disaster relief supplies to Adumari and Digasubi villages

On the 5th of July, the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and CMCA Middle South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) assisted the Provincial Disaster Office dispatch disaster relief supplies weighing 949kg to Adumari and Digasubi villages. The relief supplies included clothing, cooking items, mosquito bed-nets and medical supplies which were distributed to the people residing at the Digasubi and Adumari care centres who

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Health Stakeholder Meeting Draws a Record Attendance

The North Fly Health Service Development Program & CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (NDFHSDP & CMSFHP) convened the first stakeholder meeting for 2018 in Port Moresby over two days, 9-10 May. The meeting was timed to follow the Western Province Development Forum held in Kiunga 18-20 April with the intent of informing partners about the new Western Province Government’s vision for health

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Program officers successfully assist with emergency case via phone call

North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and CMCA Middle South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) Health Extension Officer (HEO) Gabriel Milep and Nursing Officer Grace Lipen while on clinical attachments at Ningerum Health Centre were able to provide assistance over the mobile phone to the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) at Iowara Health Centre for a mother who was in distress after delivering her baby. OIC Nurse

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Drimgas Aid Post gets a new HF Radio Installed

Drimgas Aid Post became the latest health facility to have a High Frequency (HF) radio installed for easy communication. The installation was done by the CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Service Program (CMSFHP) and North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) Infrastructure team, Bill Opasa, Wanai Hari and locally engaged carpenter, Linus Mitikpop. The installation works began on the 14th June 2018 and

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Ready to Beat Malaria

World Malaria Day is observed on the 25th of April annually around the world and for this year, North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) along with Health Service partners received donated items and bales of long lasting insecticide (LLIN) mosquito bednets from development partner Exxon Mobil as part of the World Malaria Day awareness

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