2014

Aiambak Aid Post Refurbished

The Aiambak Aid Post has been totally refurbished by the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Programme (CMSFHP). The Aid Post has been closed for many years and the refurbishment, along with the provision of equipment, will allow health services to be delivered in Aiambak again. The aid post will be operated by Middle Fly District Health Services, one

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Radio Installation and reprogramming for health facilities

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Programme (CMSFHP) carried out radio maintenance and installation work on three health facilities in the Middle Fly District last month. The team leader of the radio installation crew, Wanai Harry, said a brand new radio was installed at the recently refurbished Aiambak Aid Post, while maintenance and reprogramming was undertaken at Mipan

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Nakaku Elementary Classroom Project

The Lik Lik Skul Foundation provided the perfect opportunity for a number of old mates to get together for a week to construct a freestanding classroom and storage room at Nakaku School in the South Fly District of Western Province. The extra rooms will enable Nakaku School to accept elementary level students, something they have previously been unable to do. In late August, Geoff

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Five more health facilities receive essential equipment for health services

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) continued the rollout of essential medical equipment to all open health facilities in the program catchment area, with the latest distribution to 5 health facilities. The health facilities which received this much needed medical equipment were Tapila, Wasua, Teapopo Health Centers/Sub-Health Centres, and Dewara and Sialowa Aid Posts. The welcome delivery

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CMSFHP presents sponsorship cheque to Community Health Workers School

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) has presented a K21,000 cheque to Rumginae Community Health Worker School for the sponsorship of 7 students who are from CMCA areas. Rumginae CHW School Principal Amos Kupaloma was present to receive the cheque from CMSFHP Specialist Work Force Trainer, Oscar Karatu at the CMSFHP office in Kiunga, Western Province. Mr

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Health radio network restored

Most of the health facilities in the CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Programme (CMSFHP) area had HF Radios either requiring new accessories or a complete replacement. In the past few months, the Programme team have been travelling to the health facilities to repair the radios or, where required, install brand new HF radios. The people from the communities gathered around to watch in

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Mass measles immunisation campaign: efforts to reach the target group

In late 2013, an outbreak of measles in PNG led to the launch of a mass measles immunisation campaign in Western Province to prevent further transmission of the disease. The target group for the immunisation campaign was all people aged from 6 months to 20 years. The CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Programme (CMSFHP) Patrol team recently travelled to the Kiwaba CMCA Region

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New vaccine refrigerators to boost immunisation in Middle and South Fly

The immunisation program in Papua New Guinea offers a range of vaccines that will reduce the risk of morbidity and mortality. However, there are many challenges in providing immunisation services to remote populations. One of these challenges is having an adequate cold chain system in place that ensures vaccines are maintained at appropriate temperatures before being administered. An important part of the cold chain

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Delivering babies while on Patrol in South Fly, Western Province

Providing Primary Health Care to people of South Fly is a routine job for the CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) Patrol Team. Attending to sick people, immunising children, providing mothers with antenatal and family planning services and referring severe cases are some of our obligations as health care providers. Delivering a new born baby does not happen regularly but during our

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Construction of new houses for health workers in Middle and South Fly

The provision of suitable infrastructure for the delivery of health services is an integral component of the CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) an initiative of OTDF and the CMCA Communities. CMSFHP is pleased to announce that Avenell Engineering Systems (AES), in partnership with Rhodes PNG, has been contracted to construct seven houses across CMCA areas of Middle and South Fly. Launched

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