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Dr John Oakley’s OTDF Fly River patrol

Dr John Oakley, CMSFHP Medical Officer joined the  OTDF  Communications patrol to CMCA communities  from the 17th to 29th of September as part of the North Fly Health Services Development Program and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (collectively ‘the Program’). Dr Oakley was assisted by the Program’s Primary Health Care Manager, Ray Krai, and visited Erekta, Membok, Kukujaba, Kwem, Mipan, Obo, Aiambak,

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Integrated MCH Patrol and Mosquito Bednet distributions to the Upper Fly

A combined integrated patrol was conducted from the 1st – 16th May 2018 in the Upper Fly and P’Nang River by the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) Mother and Child Health (MCH) officer Veronica Kekae along with Harin Woram from District Health Services, Samson Umbre from Adventist Health Services and Village Health Volunteer (VHV) Rebecca Jeffry. Together the patrol team visited and

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West Ningerum health patrol

Twelve communities in Ningerum and West Ningerum received maternal and child health services in March. The 2 week patrol, from 4-15 March, was conducted by health workers from North Fly District Health Services and NFHSDP. In total, 653 immunisations were administered to babies and children. Of the total 269 children seen, 74% of them weighed between 80-100% on the growth chart which indicated that

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Partners continue to work together in North Fly to strengthen community awareness, advocacy and mobilisation for Tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS

The partnership approach to providing not only public and primary health care but also clinical care services to the people of North Fly is one that continues to evolve and strengthen. In October partners from NFHSDP, District Health Services, Kiunga Hospital Laboratory and Catholic Health Services travelled together as a team to Kungim and Tarakbits in an effort to fortify the partnership approach but

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NFHSDP spearheads a special immunisation program for Olsobip

One of the priority needs for the PNG national immunisation program is “Strengthening Reaching Every District to Reach Every Child strategy using integrated Expanded Immunisation Program Mother and Child Health (MCH) outreach sessions”[1]. In an effort to contribute to improving coverage rates in North Fly, in October 2013 the NFHSDP incorporated its routine MCH immunisation outreach activities into a special one week outreach health

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A NFHSDP supported health patrol to Iowara provides an inaugral training opportunity for TB treatment supporters

A recent NFHSDP patrol to Iowara provided a first time opportunity for volunteers who support patients on TB treatment to participate in a NFHSDP supported and co-facilitated training program, the first of such trainings provided in North Fly. Fourteen volunteers, 12 men and 2 women, from Iowara community participated in the training including Pastors, a Magistrate, people who have previously suffered from TB and

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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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