The Autonomous Bougainville Government’s Department of Health was the proud recipient of information technology equipment, thanks to the World Health Organisation.
The World Health Organisation’s Country Representative to Papua New Guinea, Dr Van Maaren, recently delivered equipment to health officials in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
He said WHO was proud to support the health sector in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
The equipment will enhance work of the health sector, following the training on Health Inter Network Access to Research Initiative (HINARI) that was conducted this year for the ABG Health Department
“HINARI enables developing countries to excess the world’s largest collection of bio-medical and health literature, journals, textbooks, papers and many more to little or mostly no cost.”
“We have registered over five institutes from Bougainville to have full access to HINARI and that is quite an achievement and to reaffirm a commitment,” he said.
Dr Maaren said WHO is committed to education which HINARI mechanism is important for the employees of the health sector.
“It will help them keep up to date with the latest developments through this mechanism.”
Recipients are the Arawa health center, Arawa School of nursing, Buka General Hospital and the Bougainville Health Department.
ABG Health Minister, Dennis Lokonai, and the health secretary, Clement Totavun, thanked WHO for the gifts, that will improve work in the health sector in Bougainville.