New Dental Equipment for Tari General Hospital

Hela Provincial Health Authority (PHA) with Oil Search Foundation have donated a brand new automatic dental chair and machine on Thursday, 23 February to Tari General Hospital Dental Clinic Department.

According to reports received from Bill Kapi, a nursing officer at the hospital, it was the first time for Tari hospital to receive a gift from the new PHA system that was established in October last year.

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Vocal Fusion Battle of Seasons 3 and 4 Rehearsals Begin

Rehearsals for Vocal Fusion Battle of Seasons 3 and 4 began today at VF Host Venue, The Cosmopolitan.
Looking at a tough month ahead, the team gave a good start today with all contestants present.
With two weeks away before the competition commences, the days up will be tough, tiring and challenging for the contestants and the Vocal Fusion Band for preparations.

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Central Bank warns the public of the circulation of demonetised K100 notes

Bank of PNG (BPNG) Governor Loi Bakani confirmed yesterday that more than K124 million demonetised K100 bank notes sold to a company in Germany in 2013 is being illegally circulated publicly.

According to BPNG, these K100 paper bank notes which are old and possess no monetary value may have allegedly been “hijacked” somewhere in Asia while on route to Europe for destruction and circulated widely, even sold by some people online.

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PNG Youth Attends UN Youth ECOSOC Forum in New York

The United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) in Port Moresby confirms the attendance of a young Papua New Guinean recently to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum in New York.

The Forum cantered on the theme of the role of youth in poverty eradication and promoting prosperity in a changing world and discussed ways in which young people can actively implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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ADB Helps Expand Port Moresby International Airport Through Public Private Partnership

A press release from Asian Development Bank reports the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Airports Corporation (NAC) signed a transaction advisory services agreement to develop a new international passenger terminal at Port Moresby (Jacksons) International Airport through public–private partnership (PPP) on 2 February 2017.

According to Marcelo Minc, Country Director of ADB’s PNG Resident Mission, ADB has been a key development partner to NAC for several years through the landmark Civil Aviation Development Investment Program.

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Leprosy Awareness Vital in PNG

Being a chronic infectious disease that primarily affects the peripheral nerves, skin, upper respiratory tract, eyes, and nasal mucosa, awareness of Leprosy are indeed vital in Papua New Guinea.

The disease is caused by a bacillus (rod-shaped) bacterium known as Mycobacterium leprae that multiplies very slowly. Its incubation period can last up to 20 years and it mainly affects the skin and peripheral nerves.

Warm tropical countries like PNG are conducive habitats for the bacteria, Mycobacterium leprae, also known as Hansen’s bacillus spirally. The infection is thought to be spread through the skin and nasal mucosa.

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Essay Contest to Award 60 University Students to Participate in Global Youth Conference

Sixty University students now have the opportunity to participate in this year’s Global Youth Conference on the Sustainable Development Agenda after they are selected through the Many Languages, One World® Student Essay Contest.

Reports received via a press release today confirmed the United Nations Academic Impact in collaboration with ELS Educational Services will sponsor the fourth Many Languages, One World® Student Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum.

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