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New PC3 Laboratory at CPHL

 CPHL opening

The National Department of Health (NDOH), while commemorating World TB Day on March 24th, opened PNG’s first PC3 (Physical Containment Level 3) Laboratory for drug sensitivity testing. This enables in-country detection of drug-resistant tuberculosis instead of outsourcing the same offshore....

Anglicare’s Port Moresby clinic sees up to 300 people monthly

Anglicare PNG’s Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) Clinic provides services to about 300 people a month.

Apart from free HIV counselling and testing, people are also referred to their STI clinics for further testing,
offered meals and also given home-based care, especially for people...

Training midwives to make a difference

Thirty year old Pamela Nave from Kokoda is one of 500 young women and men who are receiving Australian scholarships from 2011 to 2015 to study midwifery in Papua New Guinea. Pamela was sister in charge of the Kokoda Health Center for six years before she decided to study midwifery at the Pacific...

Strengthening programs for MARPs through unique ID system

The revolutionary GeneXpert machine has helped with fast and efficient TB testing and thus quicker diagnosis and medications for TB positive patients. However, historically this system suffered from data compilation, storage and reporting challenges.

Not anymore with the recent installation of...

Training Midwives in PNG Will Save Womens Lives

On 8 May 2014, the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Julie Bishop MP, opened a new midwifery training facility at the Pacific Adventist University in Port Moresby, supported by Australia, to boost the number and quality of midwives in Papua New Guinea.