Two new Community Health Posts opened in Kiriwina-Goodenough District

On 3-4 August, Australian High Commissioner Bruce Davis visited Kiriwina-Goodenough district, Milne Bay Province to open two new Community Health Posts (CHP). The High Commissioner was joined by Minister for Forests the Hon Douglas Tomuriesa MP (Member for Kiriwina-Goodenough) as well as representatives from the National Department of Health, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Milne Bay Provincial Health Authority Chair Peter Neville and CEO Billy Naidi and members of the district administration.

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The long, neglected road of Kikiri

In the decades leading up to cyclone Guba, the Kikiri road was a long forgotten and neglected road. The road is one of the main arteries of the Oro province and connects the town of Popondetta to Holy Cross station and on to the Kikiri beach where people from the northern coast of the province, as far as Buna and Sanananda, can commute to their villages. The years have not been too kind to the road, obvious wear and tear and a lack of maintenance have left the road in the disastrous state that it is in today.

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