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The National, Wednesday July 20th, 2016

GOOD news!!! The Health Department is embracing information, communication and technology to improve the distribution of medical supplies to all health facilities in PNG. Now we wait for the implementation. Soon, we will hear the famous catch phrase … shortage of medical supplies will be a thing of the past.
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IN the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, hundreds of people are killed or displaced due to tribal conflicts each year. Ongoing violence has caused people to flee their homes and entire villages burned to the ground. The ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) is seeking to lessen the humanitarian consequences of this violence by promoting basic principles of humanity with local communities and weapon bearers.
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INTERESTINGLY in collaboration with two local theatre groups, OZONE and Tiria, the ICRC has been touring an interactive drama play to communities in the Highlands. Comprising of local performers, the play acts out a number of scenarios that may occur during conflicts and sends three key humanitarian messages: Don’t hurt or kill people who aren’t fighting; Don’t destroy health services; Don’t damage public property. The play is interactive – audience members are invited to freeze a scene anytime they identify the performers’ failure to adhere to these basic humanitarian principles.
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IN 1992, a professor and nine students from Lima’s La Cantuta University were abducted by a military death squad, murdered, and secretly buried. The murders occurred during the presidency of Alberto Fujimori and his government’s battle against the guerilla terrorist group Shining Path. The massacre contributed to Fujimori’s conviction in 2009 on charges of human rights abuses, for which he was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
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ROBERT Hooke was a prolific English physicist, mathematician, and inventor. He was a geometry professor and the curator of experiments for the Royal Society. An architect as well, he played a major role in the surveying and rebuilding of London after the 1666 fire. Considered the greatest mechanic of his age, he made myriad improvements to astronomical instruments and timepieces. In his pioneering book Micrographia, he described his microscopic observations of plant tissue and coined what term?
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QUOTE of the day: Hold your head too high and you will stumble over unseen obstacles. – J.D Boatwood
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