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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NFHSDP staff on clinical attachment

The North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP), which is funded by Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) and managed by the Ok Tedi Development Foundation (OTDF), is continuing to deliver much needed health services in Western Province despite the harsh effects of the drought. NFHSDP staff have been placed on clinical attachment, at facilities that are managed by program partners such as District Health

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Infrastructure activities for health services in North Fly

The North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) continues to establish and upgrade key health infrastructures in the North Fly District in Western Province. Led by Infrastructure Officer Moses Anis, the projects are in partnership with the Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea (ECPNG) and District Health Services (DHS) and are aimed at greatly improving the delivery of health services. Maintenance works have been

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