Category Archives: Health

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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Shortage of Pathologists in Papua New Guinea Contributing to Long Turn-Around-Time for Cancer Diagnosis

I was invited by PNG Air this week for the Pinktober Cancer Awareness information session. PNG Air, one of the major third level airlines in PNG organised the event to allow their employees to be informed about cancer as a … Continue reading

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PNG Medical Society Annual Medical Symposium 2015: “Using Innovation To Improve Women’s Health”.

“Using Innovation To Improve Women’s Health”, that’s the theme for the 2015 annual PNG Medical Symposium. This is an annual scientific conference activity run by the PNG Medical Society of PNG. I am not attending this year’s meeting. But focusing … Continue reading

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Proposal for evaluating the operational feasibility and acceptability of Citofem ®, a liquid based cytology test for cervical cancer screening when using Telecytology as an alternative method for smear reporting in the absence of a hospital based pathologist to improve Pap smear result turn-around-time: A Possible Game Changer in the fight against Cervical Cancer in Papua New Guinea.

Background Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer in women in Papua New Guinea (Vallely et al 2011). The 2012 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare  report on cervical screening showed a declining trend in the new cases … Continue reading

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Problem Based Learning at UPNG SMHS: An Urgent Need For Review

I just came back from the Australasian Institute of Anatomical Sciences conference in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia (2014 conference) where I presented a paper titled: “Challenges of teaching anatomical pathology in Papua New Guinea; current challenges & the future”.  My paper … Continue reading

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