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Public warned to leave WHPHA vehicles alone

Public warned to leave WHPHA vehicles alone

The people of Western Highlands have been warned not to steal vehicles belonging to the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) or face the consequences. In a strong message to the public, the management has warned that if its vehicles are continuously targeted and stolen, it will have no choice but to close services at Mt Hagen Hospital.
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Orientation of USAID HIV Support in PNG Program in WHP

A new aid program supporting HIV interventions in PNG is helping to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country. Known as the USAID HIV Support in PNG Program, the aid is provided by the people of America and is managed by FHI 360 (Family Health International) to fund initiatives by health partners to reduce the spread of HIV, especially among children. Continue Reading

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WHPHA News January-February 2019 issue

THE INFORMER – January-February 2019

The Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) has launched its FiveYear Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023, aimed at guiding its programs towards achieving a “Healthy Western Highlands” in the next five years and beyond. Minister… Continue Reading

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Fifth Round Integrated SIA in WHP

Fifth Round Integrated SIA in WHP

The fifth round of the nation-wide polio vaccination program for children aged five years and below started on Monday, 8th April and will end next Tuesday, 22nd April 2019. While most provinces are concentrating on the polio program alone, there are some that are using the opportunity to carry out integrated Supplementary Immunisation Activities (SIA) to save cost and also protect children from being infected by other preventable diseases. Continue Reading

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Long-serving employees receiving their certificates of recognition from the Deputy Chairman, Mr Michael Pundia.

Being a health worker is not easy but is satisfying

Being a health worker is not an easy job and those in this field must be commended for sacrificing their time to serve others. Deputy Chairman of the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority Board, Mr Michael Pundia said this when presenting certificates of recognition to long-serving employees of the Authority in Mt Hagen recently. Continue Reading

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Kanimareta latest addition to CHPs in the country

Kanimareta latest addition to CHPs in the country

The remote village of Kanimareta in the Mul/Baiyer District of Western Highlands is the 23rd area in the country to have a community health post (CHP) built. It is one of 32 CHPs to be built across the country to serve the rural people under a 2009 decision of the National Government to provide health services close to the people. Continue Reading

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New Community Health Post for Sip Community

New Community Health Post for Sip Community

The people of Sip in the Baiyer River area of Western Highlands Province now have a modern health facility to access health services. The facility, a K4 million Community Health Post (CHP) was officially opened on 26th March 2019 in the remote Kanimareta area on the border of Enga and Western Highlands Provinces. Continue Reading

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Long-serving employees recognised with certificates

Twenty-three long-serving employees of the health system including the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) were recently awarded with certificates of recognition for their long and dedicated service to the organisation. The employees, most of them nurses and community health workers, had spent more than 40 years continuous service in various capacities in the health system and most of them had spent that time working at the Mt Hagen Hospital as well as in the rural facilities. Continue Reading

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Fourth Round Mass Polio Vaccination Begins in WHP

Fourth Round Mass Polio Vaccination Begins in WHP

The fourth round of the nation-wide polio vaccination program has started this week and will run for two weeks. In the Western Highlands, health teams have mobilised and gone out to all four districts of the province to conduct awareness on the disease followed by vaccination of all children under 15 years. Continue Reading

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2019-03-01 Five-Year Strategic Plan Launched

Five-Year Strategic Plan Launched

The Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) has launched its Five-Year Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023, aimed at guiding its programs towards achieving a “Healthy Western Highlands” in the next five years and beyond. Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS, Sir Puka Temu officially launched the Plan during a ceremony at the Mt Hagen Hospital Car Park on 20th February 2019, witnessed by the Chairman of the WHPHA Board of Governance, Mr David Guinn and Secretary for Health, Mr Pascoe Kase. Continue Reading

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