A pioneer Health Inspector has called it a day, after 47 years. Mr Lindsay Piliwas was farewelled at the Department of Health Headquarters in Port Moresby today.
Described as a man of results, Mr Piliwas, in his outgoing speech, said he did all he could to ensure health was promoted during his tenure.
For 47 years, Lindsay Piliwas served his country diligently. First as a health extension officer, health inspector, and onto his outgoing role as health promotion manager.
When he spoke, he held the attention of the room, he spoke with a mix of authority and humour. He is a man that has lived life. He was the first health inspector to the Chimbu Province.
He walked the talk when it comes to health promotion. He told those present he’s never been admitted to a hospital.
He said there was still a lot of work yet to be done by the health department, that although the department had a lot of good policies, the challenge was in implementing them.
Deputy Secretary, Dr Paison Dakulala, conveyed the department’s gratitude.
Amidst the gifts was a going finish cheque, however not the full amount due. The department says it will fast track his payment.
Also during the same occasion, the Launching of the Public Health Executive Managers priorities and projects for 2014 to 2015.
The booklet contains a list of nine priorities for the public health division programs to align their implementation plans and activities.
Priorities include: Health Promotion and Education, 2, Human Resource Capacity Building, 3 Tuberculosis Burden and High Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates.
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