Tag Archives: PNG

Public Awareness, Infection Control and Prevention Strategies Keys To Controlling Spread of COVID-19.

As the numbers of people infected with the new corona virus continue to increase globally, health authorities around the world are working around the clock to find the right treatment and continue to work towards a vaccine. Several clinical trials … Continue reading

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What Happened To The Proposed PNG Occupational Health Bill?

What happened to the proposed occupational health bill (OHS)? I started writing about the PNG OHS bill around 2014 when the 1st draft was written up in 2012 – OHS Bill 2012. Then if I recall correctly there was a … Continue reading

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A Betel Nut Law Can Help Control Mouth Cancer in Papua New Guinea.

A lot of people reading this article will say – “betel nut chewing is part of our culture. Why do we need a law to control our own culture?” And I agree with all who say this. But the buying … 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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Debate On Training of Medical Doctors in Papua New Guinea

One of the hot topics debated during the recent medical symposium in Goroka recently was on the training of medical doctors in PNG. The general opinion of recent and senior medical doctors present during one of the discussion session was … Continue reading

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