By Eric Haurupma – EM TV News, Port Moresby
At least 60 nurse trainees from the Asia Pacific Institution of Applied Social, Economic and Technical Studies will undergo medical training overseas.
This announcement follows the recent Memorandum of Understanding between APIASETS and College of Tafe Queensland, Australia in Port Moresby.
APIASETS Managing Director, Thomas Pillar, said through this partnership arrangement, students from the Asia Pacific Institute of Applied Social, Economic and Technical Studies in Papua New Guinea and Tafe Queensland college in Australia will conduct overseas health placemen’s.
“This is because there is a need for quality training in the field of nursing field to address increasing health problems in the country,” he said.
According to College of Tafe Queensland Regional Manager, Mark McCarthy, trainee nurses will be attached to existing health facilities in the country.
Mr McCarthy also added that they will be onboard the YWAM medical ship to provide medical support to rural Papua New Guineans.
“This health outreach program will target increasing health problems like the high infant mortality deaths, poor diet nutrition and less age old care,” he said.
This program will be trailed for 5 years.