Papua New Guinea
Like many developing nations, Papua New Guinea faces challenges to increase the capacity, efficiency and resilience of their health system. At village level, people struggle daily to access quality health services and clean water.
How community health workers make a difference
We empower community health workers with the training needed to provide essential medical care.
Since 2019, we’ve delivered refresher training courses for community health workers in East Sepik Province. At the request of local health authorities and the health workers themselves, we plan to do more training and - importantly - training of trainers.
Remote Training – Pilot Program
To increase access to vital training, in 2022 we delivered self-paced training packages to community health workers in 12 remote villages in East Sepik Province. These packs contain a 16-module training manual, MP3 player with audio lessons, and some diagnostic equipment. To further equip and support these health workers, we connect them with volunteer health workers here in Western Australia.
What else are we doing to help?
FIGHTING CERVICAL CANCER
We want to help reduce the high cervical cancer rates in Papua New Guinea. We’re developing partnerships both there and across Australia to provide cervical cancer education, screening, and same-day treatment for women throughout the East Sepik Province.