Health patrol team saves mother with labour complications

The Ok Tedi Development Foundation-funded Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program’s Rita Kengem John, assisted a mother who was experiencing life threatening complications during labour by evacuating her from Suki Health Centre in the South Fly District to Rumginae Hospital in the North Fly District. Rita, who is a qualified midwife, was on patrol with her team when

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Health workers learn Essential Obstetric Care

The National Department of Health (NDoH) in partnership with community health programs in Western Province conducted two Essential Obstetric Care (EOC) training programs in Daru and Kiunga during May. The training was conducted in partnership with the Ok Tedi Development Foundation-funded Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) and the Ok Tedi Mining Limited-funded North Fly Health Services

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PICT very important for health workers

Provider Initiated Counselling and Testing (PICT) training is very important to health workers around the country as it allows the health worker to provide counselling and testing to any patient suspected of having HIV and AIDS, according to Alice Marai of the National Department of Health. Mrs. Marai said this during a PICT training in Kiunga, Western Province, conducted by the Ok Tedi Development

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Water catchment for Middle Fly villages

The Ok Tedi Development Foundation (OTDF) facilitated Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) Infrastructure Team has completed the installation of water tanks in three villages in the Middle Fly District. This is after the team carried out scoping work for water catchment installations in December 2014 in four villages: Bosset, Obo, Mipan and Membok. Installations will occur

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Middle Fly welcomes 14 new Village Health Volunteers

The Middle Fly District in Western Province has welcomed 14 new Village Health Volunteers (VHVs) after they completed 6 weeks of training at Moian village. The VHVs were trained by the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP). The 6 weeks training started in February and included a week long practical for the female participants at the Kiunga

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Moian welcomes Dotsy for World TB Day commemorations

Tuberculosis (TB) mascot, Dotsy visited Moian, a rural village in Western Province during the commemoration of the World TB Day in March. Organised by the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP), the World TB Day commemorations were held together with the graduation of 14 Village Health Volunteers. Attending the event were CMSFHP partners Ok Tedi Development Foundation

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Health team deployed to tackle outbreak

On the request of Middle Fly District Health Services, a health patrol team from the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) was deployed to Aiambak and then on to Lake Murray in January after reports emerged of a possible whooping cough (Pertussis) outbreak at Lake Murray. The CMSFHP team travelled from Kiunga down the Fly River to the

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Infrastructure team kicks off in 2015

The infrastructure team of the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) has started their planned 2015 tasks. A team led by Infrastructure officer Bill Opasa has already installed solar lighting and HF radios on the national health radio network at all South Fly health facilities. These installations are a continuation of the solar lighting and health radio roll

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Programs begin health patrols

The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) – Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) and the North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) have begun health care patrols for 2015. CMSFHP works with health service partners in CMCA villages in the Middle and South Fly districts of Western Province. Teams from the CMSFHP are visiting the CMCA villages to begin the Program’s 2015 activities

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