Samari Aid Post Gets a New Health Worker

The CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) and North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP), through a Public-Private Partnership with District Health Services, recruited a Community Health Worker (CHW) for Samari Health Sub-Centre, located on the Kiwai Islands in the South Fly District. This facility has been without trained health personnel for over eight (8) years, leaving people in the area with

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Walk the Talk – VHVs receive EOC support

During the month of June, 11 female Village Health Volunteers (VHV) in the Manawete and Dudi CMCA Trust regions in Western Province received a follow-up visit from the CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Services Development Program (CMSFHP). The VHVs were initially trained by CMSFHP in 2015 and 2016, and the purpose of this visit, by CMSFHP’s Essential and Emergency Obstetrics Care (EOC) Clinical

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New Staff Houses for Health Facilities

Handover of the Rumginae CHW School staff house. From left, Cornelius Deasi of Starwest, ECPNG health manager Tapon Makota, Rumginae CHWS Principal Amos Kupaloma and NFHSDP Infrastructure manager Bill Opasa. The final completion in construction of new staff houses is a sigh of relief for all development partners and stakeholders in delivery of vital health services in both the CMCA Middle & South Fly

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Essential Health Radio and Solar Installation Training Conducted

Participants attending the health radio and solar training session. A health radio and solar maintenance training was conducted by the Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship (CRMF) over 2 weeks in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province. The training started on 24th April and ended on 5th May. The training was funded through the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and the CMCA Middle and South Fly

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New Staff to Moian Aid Post

The CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) and North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP), through a Public-Private Partnership with District Health Services have recruited a Community Health Worker (CHW) for Moian Aid Post. The facility has been without a trained health personnel for over seven years. CHW Barry Panip graduated from Rumginae CHW training school at the beginning of 2016 and

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Communities Taking Health into Their Own Hands

CMSFHP Health Promotion Officer, Cyril Yama, distributing the buckets to Kautru community members. Empowering communities through targeted health promotion is helping individuals and families make changes to their behaviours. One such community where this is being witnessed is Kautru village in Suki Fly Gogo Trust Region in Middle Fly District. CMSFHP supports community health through promoting the Healthy Islands Concept, recognised by the National

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Family Planning Trainees Certified

Over the course of three weeks, concluding in March, a family planning supervisory patrol was conducted by the CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP), Marie Stopes PNG, and the Western Province Family Health Service Coordinator. The purpose of the patrol was to supervise and assess health workers who were trained in 2016 to conduct contraceptive implants. In May and July of last

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Information is Powerful

Mothers and their children attending the safe motherhood session in Wasua. From 9-15th February, the CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) Essential Obstetric & Newborn Care (EOC) Health Extension Officer, Maria Rumints, conducted a supervisory visit at Wasua Health Sub Centre in Manawete CMCA Trust region. The main purpose of the visit was to monitor and provide clinical support in the areas

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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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