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Program farewells Graeme Hill after seven years of service in Western Province

The management and staff of North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) hosted a farewell dinner for Mr Graeme Hill and wife Jenny at the Cassowary Hotel in Kiunga on 31st August 2018. Medical students from Griffith University on rural attachments attended the dinner with the team and Abt Associates PNG General Manager, Mr Geoff

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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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Health workers learn Essential Obstetric Care

The National Department of Health (NDoH) in partnership with community health programs in Western Province conducted two Essential Obstetric Care (EOC) training programs in Daru and Kiunga during May. The training was conducted in partnership with the Ok Tedi Development Foundation-funded Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) and the Ok Tedi Mining Limited-funded North Fly Health Services

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PICT very important for health workers

Provider Initiated Counselling and Testing (PICT) training is very important to health workers around the country as it allows the health worker to provide counselling and testing to any patient suspected of having HIV and AIDS, according to Alice Marai of the National Department of Health. Mrs. Marai said this during a PICT training in Kiunga, Western Province, conducted by the Ok Tedi Development

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Kiunga resident praises Kiunga Hospital for providing additional specialist services for women

In June, Kiunga Hospital was privileged to secure the locum services of Dr. Antonia Kumbia, a specialist gynaecology and obstetrics consultant. Dr Kumbia spent two weeks at the Hospital working with the resident medical officers to review a number of gynaecology, obstetric and neonatal cases. Mrs. Sweivy Yak Puring, a Kiunga town resident was pleased to receive such specialist services that she wrote a

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Kiunga Hospital opens new wards

Kiunga Hospital has opened two new wards, the first major works at the hospital since it first opened in 1985. The surgical and TB wards and a new morgue fridge which cost K1.1 million and took 18 months to complete was project managed by the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP). The project was funded by the Fly River Provincial Government (FRPG) through

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International Women’s Day Celebrations in Kiunga

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8th across the world. IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. The NFHSDP and CMCAMSFHP teams came together on Wednesday 05 March in Kiunga to observe International Women’s Day. This special ‘salute’ to women around the world, especially in developing countries, started with

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NFHSDP and partners support the North Fly District health team to celebrate World AIDS Day in Kiunga

World AIDS Day began to be celebrated globally on 1 December 1988 to provide an opportunity to reflect on the pandemic and the work being carried out to minimize the incidence of HIV and AIDS. World AIDS Day is about increasing awareness, fighting stigma, improving education, mobilising resources and raising funds to better the global response to HIV and AIDS[1]. The day is also

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HIV counsellors meet in Kiunga

The first Western Province HIV Counselling & Testing stakeholder workshop was held from 19 to 21 February 2013 in Kiunga. It was organised and funded by Western Province AIDS Committee (WPAC), in order for stakeholders to meet and share information on HIV services and programs in the province, to find out more about the role of the WPAC, and to identify gaps or changes

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NFHSDP gets involved in promoting proper handwashing during World Handwashing Day

Each year on October 15, over 200 million people are involved in World Hand Washing celebrations in over 100 countries around the world[1]. This special day was originally created for children and schools, but is celebrated by a multitude of groups worldwide that are interested in promoting handwashing with soap, which the NFHSDP did to promote this life saving activity in Kiunga Town and

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