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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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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