Iasa village receives water catchment

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP), which is funded by the Ok Tedi Development Foundation and implemented by Abt JTA, is delivering vital health services to the people of Western Province. Water and sanitation is one component of such services, and the program has embarked on providing people access to clean drinking water as one of its major

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Contraceptive implant training and supervision

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) and the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) have carried out supervisory visits for family planning services in Western Province. The programs are funded through Ok Tedi Development Foundation and Ok Tedi Mining Limited respectively, and both implemented by Abt JTA. The visits are a component of the Marie Stopes

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Staff houses handed over

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP), which is funded by Ok Tedi Development Foundation, is delivering vital health services to the people of Western Province. CMSFHP is working in partnership with existing health service providers like the Catholic Health Services (CHS) and District and Provincial Health Services in the Middle and South Fly Districts. Two new staff

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Aiambak Aid Post completes first partnership attachment

After being closed for many years due to lack of staff and medical supplies, Aiambak Aid Post reopened its doors following a full refurbishment carried out by the Community Mine Continuation Agreement – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) in 2014. Recently two CMSFHP Primary Health Care Officers, Joel Petau Junior and Liman Kerenga, were on attachment at the aid post. They were

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CMSFHP staff assists and saves snakebite victim

The refurbished Aiambak Aid Post along the Fly River in the Middle Fly District of Western Province has seen its fair share of emergency cases since reopening its doors again this year. Just last month in August, Primary Health Care Officers from the Community Mine Continuation Agreement – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) were on attachment at the aid post and were

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Awareness on new family planning method

Awareness on the Sino II contraceptive implant has started in the North Fly District of Western Province, carried out by the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP). The family planning method will also be introduced in the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) catchment villages soon. The implant is a small rod about the size

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Schools identified to pilot Health Promoting School concept

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) has identified several schools to pilot the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) concept in the Western Province. CMSFHP Health Promotion Officer, Cyril Yama, said the HPS concept is part of the Healthy Islands Concept promoted by the National Department of Health. Mr Yama explained that the Yanuca Island Declaration 1995 provides a

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Mepu gets second water tank

The village of Mepu, in the vicinity of Kiunga town in Western Province, has welcomed its second 9,000 litre water tank after the first tank installation was completed earlier this year. The water tank was purchased and installed by the CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) with the assistance of the Mepu community. The team leader of the project, Wanai Hari, was

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Village grasps importance of Ventilated Improved Pit toilets

Water and sanitation issues are significant public health concerns for people living around the delta of the Fly River. Toilet facilities are essential for the people there, however those that have been built by locals and other service providers have not been able to withstand the continuous rise and fall of water levels and ocean tides. This health issue was identified by a health

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More outboard motors deployed to CMCA health facilities

The Ok Tedi Development Foundation funded Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program has purchased and delivered five more dinghies and outboard motors to health facilities in the CMCA catchment areas of the Middle and South Fly Districts in Western Province. The aid posts that will receive the much needed boats are Sialowa, Lewada, Maipani and Sui, as well

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