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 houses at Bosset Health Sub-Centre and Aiambak Aid Post in the Middle Fly District were handed over to the program’s partners by the building contractor Avenell Engineering Services (AES) on 2 and 3 October respectively.
CMSFHP Infrastructure Manager, Bill Opasa was pleased to see the completion of the staff houses and their handover, stating that “the facilities have a new staff house each thanks to the combined efforts of the program, partners and AES.”
Bosset Health Sub-Centre is managed by CHS and its Health Secretary, Sister Anna Sanginawa, was present to do the inspection and receive the keys to the new staff house. Opasa explained that the CHS staff and local community appreciated the delivery of the first staff house provided under the CMSFHP for the Bosset facility.
Along with the handover, the CHS Health Secretary and the facility’s staff identified the new site for the construction of the second staff house, which will be built adjacent to the first house.
During the handover, the CMSFHP infrastructure team also installed a solar powered ice pack freezer at the Bosset Health Sub-Centre, which is vital for maintaining the cold chain and improving efficiency in outreach clinics for immunisations.
The ice pack freezer will complement solar powered lighting, solar powered vaccine fridges and water tanks which were installed by CMSFHP at the Bosset health facility.