Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority (EHPHA) is focusing on achieving the leading health indicators in the province by planning is to make health care services accessible to all in the province. This made possible through the assistance of the Australian Government.
A group of Australian Parliamentary delegates visited the Eastern Highlands yesterday, to see the progress of some of their work and funding in the country, while also promising to support the health and education system in the Eastern Highlands Province.
Goroka General Hospital CEO, Dr Joseph Appa said, rural and primary health care are very important from which EHPHA has been concentrating on in delivering health services.
The delegates from Australia visited the Jaffa Community Health Post in Kainantu, which was counter-funded by the Australian government and serves more than 15, 000 people.
EHPHA is planning to partner and build 72 more of such facilities in the province, with their key indicators being to make health services and facilities accessible for people to go to when they are sick.
Dr Appa says their long term goal is to make health services available at all times, in terms of the availability of drugs, consumables and medical staff.
They also plan to promote health awareness for clinical preventative services and partnering with donor agencies to deliver health care services.
By Vasinatta Yama – EM TV News, Mt Hagen