29 August 2016
Cathreen Songonai is set to develop and implement a better system of tracking staff work plans that will significantly contribute to producing more qualified health workers for New Ireland province in Papua New Guinea.
As the Principal of Lemakot Community Health Workers Training School, Cathreen is well aware of her responsibilities in producing competent health workers who can confidently provide health care services in the local communities.
After completing a Diploma in Management and Leadership, Cathreen is determined to instil good governance systems that will bring the best out of her teaching staff and up-coming health workers.
“I want to instil systems and operations that are managed in a way that brings the best out of our teaching staff who will in turn provide quality teaching and empower more women and men to gain Community Health Worker Certificates,” says Cathreen.
“Papua New Guinea needs more qualified health workers to address the current health workforce skills gaps.
“If I can effectively manage my school through good governance practices, then will we be in a position to seriously produce more competent community health workers who will provide the much needed front line health care services for the people PNG.”
Cathreen was among 18 other senior officers from various community health worker training institution across PNG who received an Australia Awards Fellowships – PNG to graduate with a Diploma in Management and Leadership delivered through Federation Training.