Foundation backs public health talks

THE Oil Search Foundation is supporting the hosting of a public health meeting which began in Port Moresby yesterday and ends today.

  • Staff Reporter
  • 07 September 2017
  • 14:48
  • News
 Foundation backs public health talks Dr Pilly Mapira, left, receiving a dummy of the K10,000 cheque donation from Oil Search Foundation executive director Stephanie Copus-Campbell

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The foundation contributed K10,000 towards the event which is being hosted by the Public Health Association of Papua New Guinea at the Lamana Hotel, immediatly following the annual Medical Symposium.
 
Foundation head of grants Dr Kevin Miles was scheduled to speak at the meeting on public health practices in the oil and gas sector.
 
He said the foundation was pleased to help specialist groups that could advance ideas and the conversation on health services delivery in the country.
 
"Partnerships are a core part of all our work at the foundation and we are glad to continue building relationships with the Public Health Association and others through this support. Hopefully the contribution towards this forum will also help in the design of more effective and innovative ways of delivering solutions to our health challenges," Miles said.
 
The theme for the speciality meeting is the role of surgery in primary health care', and is in line with the annual medical symposium's theme on access to safe surgery and save anaesthesia'.
 
Public Health Association president Dr Pilly Mapira said topics related to the theme and others on HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, maternal and child health research would also be presented. 
 
"We are thankful to Oil Search Foundation. Your assistance is proof of how passionate the foundation is about delivering public health care in the country, and we will be glad to work with you to find solutions for challenges facing us in the health sector," Mapira said.
 
"It is our hope that at the end of the conference, evidence-based approaches to strengthening public health care, including surgery, will have been identified and partnerships across all sectors can be strengthened."
 
Presentations would be made by the World Health Organisation, National Department of Health, PNG Research, Science and Technology Council, Burnett Institute, PNG Institute of Medical Research, Youth With A Mission, Church Health Services and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences of UPNG and Samaritan Aviation.

 

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