Professor Nakapi Tefuarani: Government must Invest in Medical School

The lingering issue of establishing a standalone medical university was brought up by the Executive Dean of the University of Papua New Guinea’s Medical Faculty Professor, Nakapi Tefuarani. His remarks were made during the opening of the Catheterization Laboratory in Port Moresby General Hospital.

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Mt Hagen General Hospital Pathology Department calls for Consistent Funding

In Western Highlands Province, Mt Hagen General Hospital Pathology Manager, Dr Zure Kombati, says consistent funding needs to be provided by the National Health Department (NDoH) to run laboratory tests and such to detect sicknesses and diseases. This comes after Goroka General Hospital recently experienced deaths allegedly linked to a bacteria outbreak.

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U.S. records 25 new measles cases as outbreak spread to Ohio, Alaska

(Reuters) – The United States recorded 25 new measles cases last week, bringing the total number of cases in the year to 1,148 as the country recorded its worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday. The 2.2% weekly increase in the number of cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease also included Ohio and Alaska, bringing the total to 30 states as of July 18, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

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A quarter of Pacific islanders live below ‘basic needs poverty lines’, top UN development forum hears

While progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been made over the past four years, some vulnerable island States are losing momentum in the race to 2030, according to discussions at the United Nations’ annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on Wednesday.

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St. John Ambulance on a Mission to Expand to other Centres in PNG

When in the midst of an emergency, seeing the ‘green angels’ arriving on scene gives hope to many people. Those who have watched the reality show, Green Angels, know how important the work of St. John Ambulance is in the city and Central Province. St John CEO, Commissioner Matthew Cannon, said “My staff take their jobs very seriously, and that our patients are at the heart of why we wake up every day to save lives!”

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