Author Archives: rodney itaki
“Academic Cartels”, PNG Medical Society & PNG Medical Symposium: The Need For Robust Transparent Scientific Debates.
This year marks another year for the PNG Medical Society hosting the annual Medial Symposium, this time in Madang Province. Timely and appropriately in Madang too since the Divine Word University has commenced its own MBBS program for doctor training … Continue reading
After more than 10 years of being declared Polio free by the WHO, the disease is back! And there are many other diseases that were once on the decline in PNG are now back and the number continue to increase … Continue reading
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
Since leaving academia and commencing 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
Telemedicine platform Doxy.me 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