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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Integrated MCH Patrol and Mosquito Bednet distributions to the Upper Fly

A combined integrated patrol was conducted from the 1st – 16th May 2018 in the Upper Fly and P’Nang River by the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) Mother and Child Health (MCH) officer Veronica Kekae along with Harin Woram from District Health Services, Samson Umbre from Adventist Health Services and Village Health Volunteer (VHV) Rebecca Jeffry. Together the patrol team visited 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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Hongas Primary School gets a new water tank

Hongas Primary School will start the academic year with a new water tank, providing both students and teachers with access to fresh water.  The 5000-litre tank was constructed between the 22nd and the 25th of January 2018.  The project was led by Mr Wanai Hari, infrastructure handyman for the North Fly District Health Services Development Program (NFDHSDP) and CMCA Middle South Fly Health Program

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Partners join forces to draw awareness on TB in North Fly

“Wanted: Leaders for a TB free world: You can make history. End TB Now” this was the global theme for the 2018 World TB Day which occurs annually on the 24th of March. In Kiunga, the World TB Day was observed on Monday 26th March 2018 by health service and other development partners with the theme “Kick TB out of PNG (North Fly, WP)”. 

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Samari Aid Post Gets a New Health Worker

The CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) and North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP), through a Public-Private Partnership with District Health Services, recruited a Community Health Worker (CHW) for Samari Health Sub-Centre, located on the Kiwai Islands in the South Fly District. This facility has been without trained health personnel for over eight (8) years, leaving people in the area with

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Making family planning accessible in remote North Fly

Twelve women from remote villages in North Fly District have made great efforts to access family planning. The women aged between 17-44 years of age, heard that a health patrol would be in Gasuke in August, and so travelled there to wait for the patrol. First they walked for eight hours from their village to the mouth of the Elewara River and then paid

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Chinese community comes to the aid of Kiunga Hospital

The Chinese business community in Kiunga, Western Province, has come to the assistance of the Kiunga Hospital with funds to purchase a portable x-ray machine. The hospital received K125,500 from New Century Investment Limited, Niugini Pride Supermarket, Rainfox Trading, ZC Trading, Young Sing Trading and Unique Hardware, which amounts to the cost of a portable x-ray machine. The hospital has only one x-ray machine

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