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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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Skills sharing the main priority for new preceptors

Skills sharing the main priority for new preceptors

Their title might be unfamiliar to some.  But preceptors play a critical – if sometimes lesser-known – role in helping today’s healthcare students become tomorrow’s skilled practitioners. Preceptors are experienced health workers who mentor and assess student nurses...

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Going solo no barrier for community-focused Madang midwife

Going solo no barrier for community-focused Madang midwife

Brenda Letag knows a thing or two about professional challenges – and what it takes to overcome them. Ms Letag is the only midwife at the busy Bogia Health Centre in Madang Province. Her skills and judgement are put to the test every day as she works to ensure...

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Six female scholars chart course for maritime career

Six female scholars chart course for maritime career

Six women are charting a course in the maritime sector under a continuing partnership between Australia Awards Papua New Guinea and Steamships/Swire consortium that’s building practical skills and supporting gender equality. The Australia Awards Maritime Scholarships...

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Kumuno fulfils ambition to make a difference as a nurse

Kumuno fulfils ambition to make a difference as a nurse

For Kumuno Cliff, wanting to give back to the community in a tangible way has been a motivating factor for many years – and a key reason why he applied for an Australia Awards In-PNG Scholarship in 2018. ‘Growing up, since primary to secondary school I wanted to be a...

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