Category Archives: Information communication technology

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   Advertisements

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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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Travel Health in Papua New Guinea: An Emerging Need.

have been writing about occupational health in PNG for sometime now. And recently I had an interview with ABC radio Australia on this topic. Hear the podcast by following this URL: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/onairhighlights/improving-workplace-health-and-safety-in-papua-new-guinea/987738 Another emerging specialty in medicine is Travel Health. … Continue reading

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Occupational Health and Safety Bill 2012 Under Review

The draft OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH BILL 2011 is now going for the second round of review. Interested people can email me to get a copy for review and feedback to appropriate authorities. It is an exciting time in PNG … Continue reading

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Frugal Pharmaceuticals: Four Tips for Saving Money on Your Prescriptions

Frugal Pharmaceuticals: FourTips for Saving Money on Your Prescriptions   If you take prescription drugs on a regular basis, you might find yourself dreading your monthly trip to the pharmacy.  Prescription prices can be exorbitant, and they only seem to … Continue reading

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Using The Internet To Network: The PNGDoctors Yahoo Focus Group Experience.

Firstly let me make it very clear that I am not benefiting financially in any way or form from Yahoo to write this post. It is my own experience and just want to share it. The rapid development of Information … Continue reading

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TeleHealth in Rural Papua New Guinea: Mobile Phone Picture Messaging Tool Has Potential.

I had a discussion recently with a colleague. In rural PNG right now mobile phone coverage is expanding rapidly and it seems that everyone now has a mobile phone. (Hurray to competition!!) So while discussing my problems of trying to obtain … Continue reading

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