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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Clinical attachments to support outreach patrols

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) has been undertaking clinical attachments across key health facilities in the Middle Fly District of Western Province. The CMSFHP is funded and managed by the Ok Tedi Development Foundation and implemented by Abt JTA. Clinical attachments are when CMSFHP staff are based at a health facility and provide on-the-job training,

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Health officer challenges villagers to keep their village clean

Health Promotion Officer, Cyril Yama, demonstrating to Mipan villagers how to use bleach to purify water before drinking.  Mipan village in the Middle Fly District, Western Province has been encouraged by a Health Promotion Officer with the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) to work towards maintaining a clean and healthy village. CMSFHP’s Health Promotion Officer, Cyril Yama,

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Chinese community comes to the aid of Kiunga Hospital

The Chinese business community in Kiunga, Western Province, has come to the assistance of the Kiunga Hospital with funds to purchase a portable x-ray machine. The hospital received K125,500 from New Century Investment Limited, Niugini Pride Supermarket, Rainfox Trading, ZC Trading, Young Sing Trading and Unique Hardware, which amounts to the cost of a portable x-ray machine. The hospital has only one x-ray machine

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Hospital and Program staff assist in emergency

The staff at Kiunga Hospital, Rumginae Hospital, North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) joined arms to assist in an emergency effort after an accident on the Kiunga to Tabubil Highway. On December 5th, a truck carrying about 30 passengers ran off the road onto a rocky slope after one of

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Programs delivering quality health services during El Niño

Western Province has been hit hard by the effects of the El Niño, with most of the rivers and lakes drying up. While services like education, businesses and the Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) operations have been affected in this major dry spell, quality health services are still being delivered to the areas that have been hit hard. The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA)

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