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UNICEF Funds Training of Village Birth Attendants

UNICEF Funds Training of Village Birth Attendants

Women from the Tambul/Nebilyer District of Western Highlands are now equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to help pregnant mothers deliver safely in their respective areas. This follows their attendance of a month-long training course for village birth attendants at the Mt Hagen Hospital campus of the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority recently. Continue Reading

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THE INFORMER - July-August 2018

THE INFORMER – July-August 2018

Mt Hagen Hospital now has one of the best Emergency Departments in the country to serve its patients.

The newly-refurbished facility is fully equipped and adequately staffed with two specialist physicians, five medical officers, six health extension officers (HEOs), 26 nurses and five hygiene staff to provide the best service for its patients. Continue Reading

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WHPHA News May-June 2018 issue

THE INFORMER – May-June 2018

Expectant mothers admitted to the Labour Ward of Mt Hagen Hospital will now be using new and more comfortable beds to deliver.

The Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) has purchased eight new electronically-operated delivery beds for the labour ward, aimed at helping expectant mothers to make themselves comfortable while preparing to deliver. Continue Reading

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Maternal and newborn care program launched in WHP

Maternal and newborn care program launched in WHP

Mothers and newborn babies in Western Highlands Province will greatly benefit from a new maternal and newborn care program launched in Mt Hagen recently. Continue Reading

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Social Mobilisation Campaign on Polio

Social Mobilisation Campaign on Polio

The Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) is mobilising influential target groups in the Western Highlands to help spread the message on polio and how to avoid catching the virus. Continue Reading

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Call for creation of physiotherapy positions in rural areas

The National Department of Health (NDoH) and Provincial Health Authorities (PHAs) have been urged to create positions for physiotherapists in rural health facilities to serve the needs of disabled people in rural areas. Continue Reading

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Mass polio vaccination campaign launched in the Highlands

A mass polio vaccination campaign for all the Highlands provinces except Eastern Highlands was launched in Wabag, Enga Province on 27th August 2018. The Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS, Sir Puka Temu officially launched the campaign in the presence of global partners, the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, Rotary International and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) as well as the Secretary for Health, Mr Pascoe Kase. Continue Reading

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Emergency Department one of the best in PNG

Emergency Department one of the best in PNG

Mt Hagen Hospital now has one of the best Emergency Departments in the country to serve its patients. The newly-refurbished facility is fully equipped and adequately staffed with two specialist physicians, five medical officers, six health extension officers (HEOs), 26 nurses and five hygiene staff to provide the best service for its patients. Continue Reading

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Support of stakeholders needed to prevent spread of polio

Support of stakeholders needed to prevent spread of polio

The Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) needs the support of all stakeholders including business houses and non-government organisations to help prevent the spread of polio in the Western Highlands, says its Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Vorst. Continue Reading

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TB and HIV programs to be enhanced

TB and HIV programs to be enhanced

Tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) programs carried out in Western Highlands Province will now be further enhanced as a single program with funding assistance of more than K80,000 from Global Fund. Continue Reading

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