BSP backs training for health workers


MORE than a K100,000 in sponsorship has be given by Bank South Pacific in support of a training programme for community health workers.
General manager retail banking Paul Thornton said the bank was committed to supporting organisations which made basic services accessible despite challenging geographic locations.
“Bank South Pacific is proud to contribute meaningfully to the development of Papua New Guineans,” Thornton said.
“We acknowledge that the geographic locations of many areas in the country make basic services like health, education and banking difficult to reach.
“We are pleased to support organisations that share the same vision as the bank in delivering lasting changes in the communities we operate in.”
Kokoda Track Foundation’s Dr Genevieve Nelson thanked BSP for the support to the college.
“We believe that by increasing the number of qualified health workers, we can increase the number of communities able to access medical care.
“The FODE (Flexible, Open and Distance Education) programme is the first step to training a new cohort of health workers for remote and rural Papua New Guinea,” Nelson said.
The Foundation’s School of Health has officially launched its training with the financial support by BSP.
The School of Health is offering community health workers a two-year diploma in community health care at the Kokoda College.

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