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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Eniyawa Community drive for Change and Development

Eniyawa village is one of the biggest populated villages in Suki with a population of over 800 people. Since the introduction of the healthy village concept in 2015, the community realised the need for a healthier living standard and have organised themselves to practice healthy living standards. CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) Officer, Cyril Yama, conducted a Community Action and Participation

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Kenedibi Village in Middle Fly keen on Healthy Village Concept

Kenedibi Village is situated on the northern banks of the Fly River in the Manawate Trust Region, Middle Fly District. Two years ago, a tribal fight broke out with a neighbouring village, resulting in loss of lives and property; people were scattered everywhere.  After some time, however, peace and harmony was slowly restored to the area through negotiations between the villages.  People, then, slowly

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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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