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Mothers and babies die due to not having Supervised Deliveries

Mothers and babies die due to not having Supervised Deliveries

Mothers and babies in the country die each year because pregnant mothers do not visit health facilities to receive professional care and have supervised deliveries. A graduation of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Mt Hagen last week was told that of all the babies born in the country only 60% had supervised deliveries and that it is far more likely (around 50%) of non-supervised deliveries to result in infant death. Continue Reading

Mt Hagen doctors do well in exams

Mt Hagen doctors do well in exams

Doctors from Mt Hagen Hospital pursuing their Masters programs have done well in part 1 of their MMed (Masters in Medicine) examination in the last three years. Out of 40 – 50 registrars who sit for the common core exam each year, Mt Hagen Hospital doctors have been among the highest scorers since 2016, ranking first and third in 2016, first and fourth in 2017 and second this year. Continue Reading

Highlands Regional Cancer Outreach meeting in Mt Hagen

Highlands Regional Cancer Outreach meeting in Mt Hagen

The absence of a specialist cancer treatment centre in the country equipped with proper tools, equipment and manpower to treat cancer patients is a major concern for the Health Department. And senior health officials are now holding regional cancer outreach meetings with doctors and health administrators from each region in a bid to gather as much information as possible to put together a national cancer program to address this issue. Continue Reading

WHPHA Security Guards Receive New Uniforms

WHPHA Security Guards Receive New Uniforms

All security guards employed by the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority (WHPHA) have been issued with new uniforms. The dark blue uniforms comprising a pair of trousers, shirt, boot, jacket, cap and belt were issued to the 35 guards recently after going through an intensive 10 days training in all aspects of security work. Continue Reading

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

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