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And Enters Chikungunya Into Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea now has confirmed cases of Chikungunya. What the public is not aware is that the vector for the virus that causes chikungunya has always been here. It’s the aedes mosquito species. So PNG has always been a “high risk” country … Continue reading

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Solar Powered Lantern With Mobile Phone Charger For Rural Aidposts and Health Centres In PNG

Papua New Guinea has 7 million people and only 2 million has access to some of form of electricity. And even this is in unreliable with regular power blackouts. The 5 million however, do not have access to electricity or … Continue reading

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Immunisation Coverage Single Most Important Health Activity For Papua New Guinea.

We all know that the immunisation coverage in PNG is not to the level we want. I thought I will share new data out from USA after the introduction of the PCV7 (vaccine for pneumonia) in 2000. First the data in … Continue reading

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Rural Health Service Delivery in Papua New Guinea is More Than Capacity Buidling.

The National newspaper 25th of July 2012. Trained Health Staff Needed. By SALLY TIWARI TRAINING and increasing the number of health workers in rural areas is the way forward to bringing health services closer to the people, an expert says. … Continue reading

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Occupational Health An Emerging Field In Papua New Guinea

With the current resource boom in Papua New Guinea, there is an in increasing need for occupational health and medicine in PNG. This is not a major subject taught in medical schools and health colleges in PNG but in the … Continue reading

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