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May 9, 2021

New Tech introduced to improve PNG’s Health

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A new technology has been launched to promote and improver health issues inthe country.

It isthe HITNet Touchscreen Kiosk which enables people acrossthe nation to have free access health information.

The program is supported by Dr. Uma Ambi and former politician Dame Carol Kidu.

Withthe bulk of Papua New Guinearsquo;s population living inthe rural areas access to vital information on health and ther issues are hard to come by.

The Health Department is bridging this gap throughthe use ofthe HITNet touch screen kiosk. The kiosk allows people inthe rural areas to have access to innovative health information withthe aim of improvingtheir lives.

Minister for Health and HIV and AIDS Michael Malabagsays information is paramount and welcomes this new approach in delivering health information tothe marginalized population.

The program has been a success in part of rural Australia and mental health expert Uma Ambi is optimistic of its success in PNG

Director of HITNet Helen Travers saysthey are ready to extendthe program throughoutthe nation.


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