The National, Friday July 5th, 2013
HEALTH service delivery on Bougainville has received a boost with the opening of four community-level projects carried out by the PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd (PNGSDP) and the Catholic and United churches.
The projects are an outpatient clinic at Manetai, Keita district and staff houses at Kekesu and Tearouki, near Tinputz and Katukah, in Siwai district.
Manetai people now have a modern, healthy and comfortable outpatient clinic at their sub-health centre.
The clinic was built by a combined effort between the PNGSDP and the Catholic diocese of Bougainville.
“This clinic, and others throughout the country that PNGSDP has funded, are at the front line of the battle to improve the health of people in rural areas,” PNGSDP chief executive David Sode said.
“Papua New Guinea has a long way to go to lift the standard of our health services, and PNGSDP is pleased to do what it can to help service providers such as churches and other NGOs.
“I believe the new outpatient clinic will play an important role at the Manetai sub-health centre by allowing the trained staff there to do their work properly, with appropriate medicines and equipment.”