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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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Rural training delivers invaluable lessons for midwives

Rural training delivers invaluable lessons for midwives

When Jennifer Monipa signed up to visit remote villages in Western province as a trainee midwife, she was looking forward to applying her new skills and knowledge and learning as much as possible. But she got more out of the experience than she expected. “I helped...

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Future nurses step up to COVID-19 challenge

Future nurses step up to COVID-19 challenge

COVID-19 presents one of the most complex challenges the region faces right now.  Now imagine being a nurse on the frontline of PNG’s health response. These difficult times however are an opportunity for nursing students to reflect on their choice of study, the...

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