2016

Program Supports Hospital during Festive Period

For 3 weeks over Christmas and New Year, four North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) staff supported the outpatient department and obstetrics and gynaecology ward at Kiunga Hospital due to staff shortages at this time. Kiunga Hospital Senior Health Extension Officer, Mark Gena, was grateful for the support provided, and was happy to see

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Roll out of Village Health Volunteer Program in Manawete and Kiwaba

A VHV trainee conducts health promotion activites with communities. For four weeks over August and September, 2016, training for new village health volunteers (VHV) was conducted in Kawiapo village in the Manwete CMCA trust region. Kawiapo village was selected as the training venue as the village began implementing the healthy island concept back in 2011. By conducting the training in this setting, it has

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Snake bites increase along the Fly River

Snake bites are on the increase in recent months along the Fly River according to the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP). CMSFHP clinical staff have expressed this after Suki and Tapila health facilities reported two deaths from the venomous Papuan Black snake. CMSFHP Program Manager, Kelly Kewa explained the reasons for the increases in snake bites.

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Health Programs’ Transition Vital in Health Service Delivery

Health service providers in Western Province have agreed on a way forward for the coordination of services for the next two years. At a meeting in Kiunga on 27 July service providers met to endorse a transition plan that outlines the future activities of two health partnership programs currently operating in Western – the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health

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CMSFHP and Marie Stopes PNG Continue Contraceptive Implant Trainings

Training participants with CMSFHP and Marie Stopes PNG facilitators at the Rumginae Community Health Worker School in North Fly The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) has continued to roll out training and services on contraceptive implants in Western Province in partnership with Marie Stopes PNG. CMSFHP’s Midwife, Rita John, who is leading the program’s delivery of family

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Program continues clinical attachments and patrols to South Fly

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) has continued its health patrols and clinical attachments to the Dudi trust region in the South Fly District. Recently, CMSFHP Health Officer, Brenda Fisaura completed a clinical attachment at Tapila health centre and visited three villages, which included Kirtua, Suame and U’uwo. The aim of the attachment was to assist the

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Village showcases locally harvested food

A village in Western Province has proven it can plant and harvest local food crops even if the plants are not native to the region, to promote a healthy, balanced diet. Under the guidance of the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP), Kiru village has identified and planted a variety of food crops since 2015. Kiru is located

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Middle Fly villages welcome vaccine fridges

The villages of Mipan and Katawim in the Middle Fly District of Western Province have welcomed the installation of solar powered vaccine fridges. This vital equipment was installed by the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP), which is funded and managed by the Ok Tedi Development Foundation and implemented by Abt JTA. The CMSFHP Logistics team delivered

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Kwem village gets staff house for health officer

The remote village of Kwem in the Middle Fly District in Western Province welcomed a brand new staff house including solar power for their health worker. The Community Mine Continuation (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Program (CMSFHP) provided the funding for the staff house which was constructed by Avenell Engineering Systems (AES). The Program is funded and managed by the Ok Tedi Development Foundation

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Medical student on rural attachment with CMSFHP

CMSFHP medical staff Joel Petau Jnr (left) assisting final year Griffith University medical student Daniel Crow during a minor surgery at the Aiambak aid post in Middle Fly  A final year medical student from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia has participated in a five day health patrol with the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) in the

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