The National, Wednesday 29th August, 2012
THE National Medical Health Symposium scheduled in Port Moresby from Sept 2-7 will look at natural resources development and its impact on health service in the country.
Symposium organising committee chairman Dr David Mokela announced this last Friday while receiving a K10,000 donation from the National Capital District Health Services.
Mokela said according to this year’s theme ‘Natural Resource Development and its impact on Health Services in PNG,’ the symposium would outline the resource boom in the country, with its impact on health services to the people in the communities.
Symposium organising committee secretary Dr Sylvester Lahe said they would look at companies like ExxonMobil, Oil Search, Ok Tedi Mining Ltd, Newcrest, Esso Highlands and other companies involved in extracting natural resources and how had they contributed to improving and delivering health services to the people.
“The symposium will cover presentation of scientific research on medical and health problems in PNG and discuss new interventions, methods and techniques, including new emerging health and medical conditions.
“The participants include doctors, dentists, allied health professionals, health extension officers, nurses, academics, administrators from government, churches or private-run health agencies,” Lahe said.
Mokela said registration would be at the Gateway Hotel on Sept 2, with a registration fee of K400 per person.