Author Archives: rodney itaki

About rodney itaki

I am a medical doctor from Papua New Guinea. My posts focuses on current and emerging health issues in PNG.

Sorcery & Witchcraft in Papua New Guinea: How Can Health Workers Stop & Prevent The Killings & Torture?

Every Papua New Guineans believe in sorcery and witchcraft, no matter how educated they are! And this is from experience. Do I believe in sorcery and witchcraft? Let’s just say I believe in Science. Frankly, I believe the health sector … Continue reading

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Dengue in Port Moresby and Future Trend

Since leaving academia and┬ácommencing in my new role as a GP with a private medical provider in Port Moresby, we have seen an increase flu-like illness, fevers and chills resembling malaria. What most people do not know is that Dengue … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized (“Doc see me”) Will Change Telemedicine in Rural & Remote PNG.

Telemedicine platform stand to make a huge impact in increasing access to doctors in rural PNG. I have been writing and researching about telemedicine on my blog since 2007 and just today I Googled around looking for a free … Continue reading

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PNG Media Need To Get Facts About Cancer In PNG Dissected Accurately.

I feel compelled to write this post after seeing the editorial in The National newspaper. This blog has been an advocate for improvement in cancer diagnosis and treatment in all its forms. After seeing the editorial, I feel the need … Continue reading

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Investment In Preventive Public Health Programs In Local Communities Will Reduce PNG’S Disease Burden By More Than 50%!

I don’t think buying more sophisticated diagnostic equipment or the availability of very strong antibiotics will reduce our disease burden. Having more doctors or nurses will not help directly either. Sure, these things may but it’s like catching overflowing water … Continue reading

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