World Tuberculosis Day in Kiunga

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major health threat in many countries and an estimated 9 million new cases occur each year. Effectively addressing TB needs health programs that will provide TB diagnosis, and medicines and supervision for the 6 month treatment period. Equally important is community health promotion so that symptoms of the disease and the importance of seeking early treatment are well understood. The

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Program Launch and start up patrols

The CMSFHP was launched in Kautru Village in the Suki Fly Gogo CMCA trust region on Saturday 27 July and in Aiambak Village in the Middle Fly CMCA trust region on 17 August 2013. The Kautru launch was supported by the Governor of Western Province, Hon Ati Wobiro; Chair of the OTDF Board, Mr Nigel Parker; CMCA Trustees; representatives of the National Department of Health, Provincial Health

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Vaccine Fridges

Childhood vaccinations are one of the most important preventive health interventions for infants and children worldwide. A strong example of the impact of vaccination is the estimated 71% worldwide reduction in measles deaths between 2000 and 2011, largely the result of accelerated measles vaccination campaigns (1). One of the challenges for providing sustainable vaccine programs for children in Western Province is the availability of cold chain fridges

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