May 4, 2016

North Fly health facilities receive vaccine fridges

The North Fly Health Services Development Program (NFHSDP) has installed solar vaccine fridges in three health facilities as a means to promote vaccine accessibility to remote communities.

Suabi Aid Post and Depepari Health Sub-Centre, which are managed by the Evangelical Church of Papua New Guinea (ECPNG), and the government-run Health Centre at Olsobip received this vital equipment.

The fridges, including other accessories such as solar panels, were transported from Kiunga by light airplane into the remote areas for installations.

It took the NFHSDP infrastructure team, led by Infrastructure officer Moses Anis, a week to complete all installations and testing at these three locations.  Mr Anis said the installations were successful and appreciated by the respective communities.

“The fridges were installed and working fine, and local health committees and villagers really appreciated the fridges and thanked the program for providing them the fridges which will make it easier for their health workers to do their jobs and also give them access to vital medication,” he expressed.

The NFHSDP is funded by Ok Tedi Mining Limited, managed by Ok Tedi Development Foundation and implemented by Abt JTA.