Koki gets new mini-clinic

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RESIDENTS of Koki and surrounding villages in Port Moresby now have access to health services made available by Marie Stopes PNG.
The specialists in sexual and reproductive heath, last month opened a mini-clinic in the existing Koki clinic.
In line with their outreach programmes to the rural areas of the country, the NGO is now going one step further in setting up weekly mini-clinics in and around Port Moresby.
This is in line with achieving Marie Stopes’ social goal of ensuring sexual and reproductive services are affordable and accessible.
In collaboration with the Moresby south LLG, the mini-clinic is behind the main Koki market and will operate every Thursday from 8.30am to noon.
With the full support Moresby South MP and Community Development Minister Dame Carol Kidu and the president of the Moresby South LLGC, Onibu Mari, the dream of a SRH mini-clinic was finally realised by the residence of Koki.
“Marie Stopes PNG’s eagerness and commitment to serving the people in my area is amazing and I am very happy that they have brought their crucial health services to our doorstep” Mr Wari said after the official opening.
Also opened was the 8-Mile Orinamaoro Youth Centre, which was officially opened by Unicef country representative Bertrand Desmoulins and community representative Nancy Yano.
The 8-Mile mini-clinic will be open every Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm.
General services provided include, general consultation, deworming, family planning, antenatal, pregnancy tests, breast and testicular checks, STI screening and pap smear tests.