District administrator chairs NFHSDP ICC

The Implementing Coordinating Committee (ICC) members for the NFHSDP were delighted to welcome Mr. Dume Wo’o, the North Fly District Administrator to his 1st ICC meeting in April this year. Since his attendance at the 1st meeting, Mr. Wo’o has subsequently chaired the May ICC meeting and attended the August Steering Committee meeting in Port Moresby. Mr Wo’o’s participation at this level of Program

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NFHSDP support for a mobile VCCT and awareness program at public offices in Kiunga

The NFHSDP valued the opportunity to support the Kiunga Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) clinic staff to conduct a mobile ‘Voluntary Confidential Counselling and Testing’ (VCCT) and awareness program at a number of public offices In Kiunga from 8-12 July.  The team visited Kiunga Hospital, District health office, Works office & Awe Ambip North Fly House. Basic information about HIV and AIDS and STIs and

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NFHSDP supports basic Obstetrics tutoring at Rumginae CHW Training School

NFHSDP continued its support for tutoring at the Rumginae Community Health Worker (CHW) Training School by preparing and delivering a Basic Obstetric training course to 29 second year CHW students from 15-19 July. Sr. Ruth Bienedore, a NFHSDP MCH Officer and midwife co-facilitated classes with Sr. Waragie, the Rumginae CHW Training School tutor and Deputy Principal. The overall goal of the training was to

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NFHSDP supports special immunisation program in North Fly

NFHSDP supported the Special Immunization Activity (SIA) program in North Fly in July, which is the 3rd round of the Maternal Neonatal Tetanus Elimination (MNTE) Campaign 2013, organized by the National Department of Health (NDOH). Globally 4.5 million neonates die each year from neonatal tetanus yet only 5% of neonatal tetanus cases are reported world-wide, mothers also die from tetanus acquired during delivery[1]. Tetanus

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NFHSDP Supports TB DOTS training for Community Health Workers

Eighteen Community Health workers (CHWs) from across North Fly attended a Tuberculosis (TB) ‘Directly Observed Therapy-Short’ (DOTS) training program in Kiunga from 22-25 July 2013 that was facilitated by Dr Moke, the Western Province (WP) TB Specialist from Daru Hospital. Participants included 10 CHWs from Catholic Health, 3 from Government Health, 3 from ECPNG Health and 2 World Vision International (WVI) officers from Bosset

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Timinsiriap adopts healthy village principles

Timinsiriap

The community of Timinsiriap in North Fly District is committed to improving health in its village and is making progress towards becoming a ‘Healthy Village’. The Healthy Village concept is endorsed by the World Health Organisation and is based on principles of partnership, ownership and participation. Since first approached by the North Fly Health Services Development Program, community members in Timinsiriap have established a Village Health Committee and

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Tabubil Urban Clinic reduces crowds at Tabubil Hospital

Tabubil Urban Clinic or TUC is a day clinic that provides vital health services for the local communities in Tabubil. Each month 1500 patients visit the clinic, mostly from Wangbin Village, 7 Kona and surrounding settlements. Some patients come from as far Sisimakam and other villages along the highway. It is staffed by 3 Nursing Officers, 3 Community Health Workers and 1 Health Extension

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