“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)”.
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
The purpose of the NFHSDP is to support partner health service agencies to deliver basic primary health care services to the communities of North Fly. April 2014 was a busy month for all Program partners. The NFHSDP area-wide team and Tabubil Urban Clinic teams were delighted to assist District Health Services, ECPNG Health Services and the Tabubil Public Health Team in delivering maternal and
World TB day was celebrated in Kiunga on 21 March. The Master of Ceremony was Mr John Lari, District Health Manager. Lead up activities to the main day celebrations included visits by the inter-agency team of eight officers to twelve schools from 17-20 March. The purpose of the lead up activities was to provide community TB and HIV advocacy and awareness, to undertake school
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
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
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