PNG midwifery to get funding boost from Australian government

Source: Radio Australia

The Australian government has opened new midwifery training facilities in Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby to boost the number of qualified midwives.

Australia's Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop announced the $7.5 million Kina funding to help train 500 more midwives by next year.

Dr Nancy Buasi, head of the PNG Midwifery Society, says a lack of resources means that number will be hard to achieve.

But Dr Buasi says the funding will be very important for the training of midwifery.

Goroka Appreciates Baby Deliverers

Midwifery Day was celebrated in Goroka on the 5th May 2014. The event took place to commemorate the hard work of mid wives across the country. Eastern Highlands Province came alive when mid wives across the Province gathered to celebrate their work and discuss issues that affect them and their work.  Groups present to celebrate the day include Goroka General Hospital Staff, Kainantu District, Ungai Bena District, Lufa District and Henganofi District. Below is a brief of the celebration.