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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Motu Koita Festival Expects Bumper Audience

For over forty years, the Motu-Koita and Hiri Moale festivals have been a part of Port Moresby. This year, Motu-Koita Chairman, Dadi Toka jr, has stated that they are planning on doing things differently. Starting this weekend, the Motu Koita Music Festival will get underway, and continue until September culminating in the Hiri Moale festival.

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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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