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Snakebite victim twice lucky

During the CMCA integrated health patrol in November 2018 to Wangawanga village in the Middle Fly District, a 28-year-old woman walked up hurriedly and told me she was bitten by a taipan snake on her left ankle. On hearing this I told her to lie down on the platform built by the villagers for other special occasions and asked for a snakebite bandage. The

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North Fly Health Services Development Program and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program provides support during Polio Mass Vaccination

The mass Polio vaccination campaign was a PNG National department of health sanctioned program rolled out across the country after the detection of a first polio cases in Morobe province early in 2018. Western province commenced its campaign in October under the direction of the health department. The NFHSDP & CMSFHP (the Program) is a key partner to the Western provincial health services and

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Partnership and Networking saves the lives of a mother and her two babies

On 4th October, the North Fly Health Services Development Program and CMCA Middle and South Fly Health Program’s (collectively ‘the Program’) Primary Health Care Manager received a phone call from Dr John Oakley. Dr Oakley was carrying out a clinical support attachment at the Rumginae Rural Hospital in North Fly district where a mother had delivered twins. The mother had complications of preeclampsia, post-partum

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Snakebite training saved a life at Obo Health centre, Middle Fly district

On 20th September, Dr John Oakley and Ray Krai visited Obo health centre to provide clinical support to the staff during the OTDF communication patrol. At Obo Health Centre there are three health workers – a registered nurse and two community health workers. They had general clinical knowledge about how to treat a snakebite case from their studies and first aid training provided by

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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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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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