After almost 13 years of struggling to receive better health services the people in the Trolga area of Western Highlands Province will benefit from the opening of their new health centre
More than 15,000 people will benefit, which was part of a Community-led Sustainable Development Goals project.
It was funded by European Union and was implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and the Department of National Planning and Monitoring.
The health centre has 16 rooms.
There are rooms allocated as a labor ward, in and outpatient services, consultation rooms, family planning service, and an antenatal clinic.
On Monday the Community and its partners opened the health centre and handed it over to the Western Highlands Provincial Health Authority. The project originally began as an idea from a local couple.
Bruce Kumin said they have seen rural Papua New Guineans dying of preventable diseases too often.
Bruce and his wife sought funding from donor agencies to build a health centre in their own area.
The Trolga Community have worked together to assist the government to achieve the 2030 SDG targets to reduce mortality rates. Nurses at Trolga Health Centre are now privileged to work under a clean and functional hospital.
The centre is powered by solar energy, which will allow them to work day and night.