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February 2019


Emergency Care and Support during the OTDF Communication Patrol

The North Fly Health Services Development Program and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program’s (collectively ‘the Program’) Primary Health Care Manager (PHMC) accompanied Ok Tedi Development Foundation’s (OTDF) Communication Patrol in December. On the 4th of December 2018, the Patrol team visited Isasa/ Sagowane village. On their return to the ship, they met a dinghy carrying a man who had been assaulted by

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Snakebite victim twice lucky

During the CMCA integrated health patrol in November 2018 to Wangawanga village in the Middle Fly District, a 28-year-old woman walked up hurriedly and told me she was bitten by a taipan snake on her left ankle. On hearing this I told her to lie down on the platform built by the villagers for other special occasions and asked for a snakebite bandage. The

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North Fly Health Services Development Program and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program provides support during Polio Mass Vaccination

The mass Polio vaccination campaign was a PNG National department of health sanctioned program rolled out across the country after the detection of a first polio cases in Morobe province early in 2018. Western province commenced its campaign in October under the direction of the health department. The NFHSDP & CMSFHP (the Program) is a key partner to the Western provincial health services and

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Partnership and Networking saves the lives of a mother and her two babies

On 4th October, the North Fly Health Services Development Program and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program’s (collectively ‘the Program’) Primary Health Care Manager received a phone call from Dr John Oakley. Dr Oakley was carrying out a clinical support attachment at the Rumginae Rural Hospital in North Fly district where a mother had delivered twins. The mother had complications of preeclampsia, post-partum

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Snakebite training saved a life at Obo Health centre, Middle Fly district

On 20th September, Dr John Oakley and Ray Krai visited Obo health centre to provide clinical support to the staff during the OTDF communication patrol. At Obo Health Centre there are three health workers – a registered nurse and two community health workers. They had general clinical knowledge about how to treat a snakebite case from their studies and first aid training provided by

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