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THE INFORMER – January-February 2019

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 for Health and HIV/AIDS, Sir Puka Temu officially launched the Plan during a ceremony at the Mt Hagen Hospital Car Park on 20th of February 2019, witnessed by the Chairman of the WHPHA Board of Governance, Mr David Guinn and Secretary for Health, Mr Pascoe Kase.

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THE INFORMER – November-December 2018

THE INFORMER – November-December 2018

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

THE INFORMER – September-October 2018

THE INFORMER – September-October 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

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

THE INFORMER – May-June 2018

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

THE INFORMER – October-November 2017

THE INFORMER – October-November 2017

Papua New Guinea will soon have trained pharmacy assistants working in rural health facilities throughout the country to help provide pharmaceutical services in rural areas.

More than 75 students from five nominated Provincial Health Authorities in the country have begun an 18-month Certificate in Basic Pharmacy Management (CBPM) training program, developed to address the pharmaceutical needs of rural health facilities. Continue Reading