Boy Loses his Fingers in Fire

James Warki is a one-and-a-half-year-old boy who will never use his left arm and fingers again. Sadly, they were all burnt beyond recognition when he was a toddler. Little James, from Bitam village in Dei District, Western Highlands met his fate when he was only five months old. Surprisingly he slipped out of his bilum […]

Baby Avila Recovers from Surgery

Baby Avila is two years old and comes from Murip village in the Mul Local Level Government area of Mul/Baiyer District, Western Highlands Province. Born to father Max and mother Elizabeth of the Kumdi tribe, young Avila was born a perfect little girl with all the features of a healthy child. However, several months ago, […]

Interplast Team Creates Miracles for Many Disabled

Dr. Richard Kulau of Mendi Hospital checking patient Daniel Hambru from Goroka before he was operated on to correct his upper lips.

An Interplast team which visited Mt Hagen Hospital earlier last month has done great wonders for disabled people in the Western Highlands and the Highlands region. The Australia & New Zealand Interplast team which returned on its annual visit has put smiles on many faces, especially young children who were disabled as a result of […]

District Health Officers Sign Agreement

Some staff about to sign their contracts

The Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) in its efforts to provide a better health service for its people has set facility service targets for all facilities to meet this year. An agreement containing the targets was signed by the four District Health Officers and the WHPHA Management during a meeting in Mt Hagen recently, […]