Agency to use bicycles to boost outreach activities


The Catholic Health Service in Bougainville will introduce bicycles to carry out health programmes in rural areas.
The agency has purchased 30 push bikes from Australia for workers to use in outreach activities, mainly immunisation programmes.
In the past years, Catholic Health Service had low immunisation coverage with most of its 13 health facilities reporting below 60 per cent coverage monthly.
They are hoping that the bicycles would boost the service.
The bikes will be presented to the sisters and officers in charge of respective facilities next month during their annual meeting at Hahela Parish, Buka Island.
Catholic health manager James Kowie said the bicycles were of good quality.