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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Data Collection Team visit 44 selected villages in Western Province

The North Fly Health Services Development Program and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (collectively ‘the Program’) will end in December 2018. An endline evaluation is currently being conducted to assess whether the Program has met its goal to contribute towards strengthened primary health care (PHC) and health services in the North Fly District and Middle and South Fly CMCA Trust Regions in line with the Western

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Program assists with dispatching of earthquake disaster relief supplies to Adumari and Digasubi villages

On the 5th of July, the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and CMCA Middle South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) assisted the Provincial Disaster Office dispatch disaster relief supplies weighing 949kg to Adumari and Digasubi villages. The relief supplies included clothing, cooking items, mosquito bed-nets and medical supplies which were distributed to the people residing at the Digasubi and Adumari care centres who

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Kawiapo Community take action through the Healthy Village Concept

Kawiapo village is located at the north bank of the Fly River in the Middle Fly District of Western Province. The community is made up of the Gogodala tribe and has an estimated population of 700 people. The village has a primary school and an aid post serving the local communities. It was one man, Mr Tolo Gauba’s desire to develop the community through

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Health Stakeholder Meeting Draws a Record Attendance

The North Fly Health Service Development Program & CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (NDFHSDP & CMSFHP) convened the first stakeholder meeting for 2018 in Port Moresby over two days, 9-10 May. The meeting was timed to follow the Western Province Development Forum held in Kiunga 18-20 April with the intent of informing partners about the new Western Province Government’s vision for health

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Mother and baby saved during the MCH patrol to Moian Village

It was during an integrated patrol to the villages of the lower North Fly that North Fly Health Services Development Program’s (NFHSDP) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nursing Officer Veronica Kekae unexpectedly delivered the baby of a mother who was referred from Moian Aid Post with ante-partum hemorrhaging at 8 months gestation. The mother was experiencing early labor contractions on the dinghy ride to

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