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.

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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Leukemia & Lymphoma classification at PMGH: what do we do when we can’t reach global standards?

I failed my specialist training in 2016 and decided to take a year off in 2017 to write and publish some of my work in medical journals. My interest is in Pathology, the science of studying diseases and I have … Continue reading

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Primary Health Care Remains and Should Be Priority for PNG.

A friend of mine recently asked me why Cancer services are non existent in PNG. He had to know because his mother-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer and the family decided to try services in the Philippines. He … Continue reading

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Cancer Screening Is Key To Preventing Deaths From Cancer!

With so much being written in main stream media and discussions on social media on cancer treatment in PNG, I think the PNG public need to be informed and be made aware. Cancer comes in many forms! There are tissue … Continue reading

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PNG Medical & Health Sciences University to be established!

I first wrote about a stand alone PNG National Medical University in November 2014. You can read the post here. After 2 years, the PNG government has approved its establishment. Read about it here. The concept has been around for … Continue reading

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Crowd funding campaign to support ePathPG: a telepathology cancer diagnosis in Papua New Guinea.

My friend Ian Garbett has initiated a crowd funding campaign to support ePathPG. Visit the campaign site to donate. Ian aims to raise £2000. https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/i-garbett?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Yimbyprojectpage&utm_content=i-garbett&utm_campaign=projectpage-share-owner&utm_term=Gzz2xmKN3  

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