New incinerator keeps Rumginae clean

A newly constructed and installed incinerator at Rumginae Hospital is keeping the facility clean according to a staff member there. The incinerator was donated by the Catholic Health Services (CHS) and was constructed and assembled by the North Fly Health Services Development Programme (NFHSDP) this year. Mokota Tapon, Rural Health Coordinator said that the incinerator has helped in keeping the hospital grounds clean and

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NFHSDP supports ECPNG Health Services to Honinabi

In October 2014, North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) supported ECPNG Health Services to conduct a three-week integrated outreach health patrol to the Nomad region. The patrol was led by Sr. Tina Swokin, a senior ECPNG nursing officer, and provided a range of primary health including mother and child health and HIV and TB services. Clinic points were set up at aid posts

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Villagers present Healthy Village Program proposal

Four villages in the North Fly District have presented a combined proposal to the North Fly Health Services Development Programme (NFHSDP) for Healthy Village projects during the graduation of ten village health volunteers, at Guisore Village in the first week of November. The proposal was presented to NFHSDP Program Administrator, Sammy Bogen from Harin Woram the community health worker and a National Volunteer Services

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Gusiore Aid Post is registered with NDoH

For more than three years, the community at Gusiore Village in the North Fly District wanted their aid post to be registered with the National Department of Health (NDoH) so they could receive their annual share of medical supplies. Well, they will wait no more! The North Fly District Health Manager, John Lari announced to the community that their aid post was registered this

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Enhancing Health Information Management in North Fly

Health administrators and health information officers play a critical role in the delivery of health care and one of North Fly Health Service Development Program’s (NFHSDP) key long term objectives is to strengthen the management of health information across all partner agencies in North Fly District. Since 2010 the NFHSDP has provided basic health information management training programs for partner staff and in August

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NFHSDP and District Health services work together for better remote health service coverage

A NFHSDP funded outreach health patrol to the Upper Fly River from 11-30 August was another important support mechanism for North Fly District Health Services as they continue to lack funding to provide sufficient outreach health services across North Fly. The patrol team, consisting of District Health staff, NFHSDP,staff and one Kiunga Hospital laboratory officer provided a range of health promotion and primary health

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NFHSDP continues technical support for Swetikin Healthy Village Project

A four-day health patrol was conducted at Swetikin by North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and Mercy Works Kiunga (MWK). Despite the challenge of adverse weather conditions in North Fly, the NFHSDP team and a member of the Mercy Works Team travelled to Swetikin on 18 August to continue their technical support for the Swetikin Healthy Village program. Mercy Works in collaboration with

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NFHSDP celebrates Independence with awareness

The North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) celebrated Papua New Guinea’s 39th Independence by carrying out Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing (VCCT) and other health awareness in Kiunga, Western Province. Residents in Kiunga and surrounding areas were given free health information and awareness on Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS and Family Planning. The VCCT saw encouraging numbers from the young, old, working class,

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Catholic Health Services receives equipment for North Fly

Catholic Health Services has received equipment to advance the provision of high quality health care in North Fly. Through the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP), medical and transport equipment was provided to Catholic Health Services for placement at a number of health facilities across the district. A 23 foot dinghy will go to Kungim Health Centre, a 40hp outboard motor to Tarakbits

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NFHSDP and partners work together to improve obstetric care standards in North Fly District health facilities

A recent one week attachment to Matkomnai Health Centre by one of NFHSDP’s midwives helped staff to identify gaps in essential obstetric care service delivery so that an evidence based plan to improve specialist nursing care for pregnant women and their babies could be documented and actioned in the coming months. Essential Obstetric Care (EOC) are “the elements of obstetric care needed for the

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