Website boosts health information

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The National, Tuesday 11th June 2013


HEALTH workers are now able to access information on reproductive health training from a new website launched in Port Moresby last Friday.

The PNG Reproductive Health Training Unit (RHTU) website: has a training calendar that provides an easy and central place to find out where the unit  is operating. 

The calendar also offers a comprehensive overview of the available reproductive health training programmes in PNG offered by the unit and other partners. 

The RHTU is a public-private partnership between the Health Department, the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Oil Search Health Foundation.

The website contains information about the establishment of RHTU, its partners and the history of the PPP model, profiles of its team and the steering committee, a blog with the latest stories and photos of reproductive training and a number of useful resources such as direct access to the department’s policies, standard treatment guidelines and memos from the health secretary.

According to RHTU director Dr Miriam O’Connor, the unit was being set up in phases to develop and deliver reproductive health continuing professional development in the PNG context primarily to health workers including health educators (pre-service, post-graduate and in-service).