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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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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