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A nurse on a mission

A nurse on a mission

“Midwifery is a beautiful career. You put a smile on a woman’s face as she steps out of your door and walks away with a silent word of ‘thanks’. You’re blessed to witness the first moment of a life.” Melisha Gilmo had interests and passion to be a specialist midwife...

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A nurse on a mission

A nurse on a mission

From one of the most remote parts of Papua New Guinea in Menyama District of Morobe Province, to South Bougainville District in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (ARoB), comes the heartwarming story of an individual who wants nothing more than to pay forward the...

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Striving for healthy communities in New Ireland

Striving for healthy communities in New Ireland

New Irelanders Nell Tuka and Rayleen Papaol are eager to serve communities back home. Between the two of them, they share almost thirty years experience as health workers. They were supported by Newcrest Mining Limited through the Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarships...

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Commitment to quality training for Community Health Workers

Commitment to quality training for Community Health Workers

Lucy Gawai, Principal of Kapuna Community Health Worker Training School, recently graduated with a Bachelor of Midwifery from the University of Goroka as an Australia Awards scholar and was recognised as the top student in her class and the second for overall...

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Women in Maritime leading by example

Women in Maritime leading by example

‘If you’re interested in marine engineering and have the opportunity to study – take it; don’t let your gender dictate your dream.’ That’s Michelle Marnapal’s advice to other Papua New Guinean women who want to follow her lead as a marine engineer in the maritime...

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Aspiring midwives rise to the challenge

Aspiring midwives rise to the challenge

Geographical remoteness, limited telecommunications and critical-care incidents are familiar challenges for many nurses working in Papua New Guinea. This has motivated three nurses from Morobe and New Ireland Provinces to develop their skills and give back to their...

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