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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Hospital and Program staff assist in emergency

The staff at Kiunga Hospital, Rumginae Hospital, North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) joined arms to assist in an emergency effort after an accident on the Kiunga to Tabubil Highway. On December 5th, a truck carrying about 30 passengers ran off the road onto a rocky slope after one of

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Programs delivering quality health services during El Niño

Western Province has been hit hard by the effects of the El Niño, with most of the rivers and lakes drying up. While services like education, businesses and the Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) operations have been affected in this major dry spell, quality health services are still being delivered to the areas that have been hit hard. The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA)

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North Fly District Health office opens after renovation

The North Fly District Health office in Kiunga, Western Province, has reopened after being closed down for nearly a decade, following a full renovation and an extension to the building. The renovation and extension was carried out by the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and supported by its counterpart program, the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program

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Contraceptive implant training and supervision

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) and the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) have carried out supervisory visits for family planning services in Western Province. The programs are funded through Ok Tedi Development Foundation and Ok Tedi Mining Limited respectively, and both implemented by Abt JTA. The visits are a component of the Marie Stopes

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