Monthly Archives

August 2015


Awareness on new family planning method

Awareness on the Sino II contraceptive implant has started in the North Fly District of Western Province, carried out by the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP). The family planning method will also be introduced in the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) catchment villages soon. The implant is a small rod about the size

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Schools identified to pilot Health Promoting School concept

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) has identified several schools to pilot the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) concept in the Western Province. CMSFHP Health Promotion Officer, Cyril Yama, said the HPS concept is part of the Healthy Islands Concept promoted by the National Department of Health. Mr Yama explained that the Yanuca Island Declaration 1995 provides a

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Mepu gets second water tank

The village of Mepu, in the vicinity of Kiunga town in Western Province, has welcomed its second 9,000 litre water tank after the first tank installation was completed earlier this year. The water tank was purchased and installed by the CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) with the assistance of the Mepu community. The team leader of the project, Wanai Hari, was

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Village grasps importance of Ventilated Improved Pit toilets

Water and sanitation issues are significant public health concerns for people living around the delta of the Fly River. Toilet facilities are essential for the people there, however those that have been built by locals and other service providers have not been able to withstand the continuous rise and fall of water levels and ocean tides. This health issue was identified by a health

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