Posts Tagged ‘child health’

New mobile health Clinic launched in Rarotonga Comments 0

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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A former New Zealand High Commissioner to the Cook Islands says a new mobile health clinic for Rarotonga has been designed for use in disasters. Kaveinga Ora will begin replacing the island’s 27 medical centres this week as it starts service for the island’s 13,000 people. The project is the result of two years’ work Read more

Priest laments PNG’s shocking child health statistics Comments 0

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

A Catholic priest in Papua New Guinea has condemned the nation’s shocking child health statistics. Writing in PNG’s Catholic Reporter, Fr John Glynn of the We Care Foundation in Port Moresby pointed to United Nation’s statistics that he called “terrifying in their implications”. Fr Glynn wrote that 45 per cent of PNG children have stunted Read more

LDS Church gives neonatal equipment to hospital in Samoa Comments 0

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints (LDS) has donated a NZ$123,000 Neonatal Machine to the Faleolo Medical Centre in Samoa. Mulipola Oliva Mulipola, presented the machine to the Minister of Health, Tuitama Dr. Leao Tuitama last Tuesday. Mulipola is Upolu Samoa West Stake President of the LDS Church. He said that while Read more

Pink eye epidemic closes all Catholic schools in American Samoa Comments 0

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

An outbreak of pink eye has closed all the Catholic schools in American Samoa. The Office of Catholic Education Service, closed the schools last Friday and it was expected that they would remain closed on Monday. The closure encompasses a high school, three elementary schools and two kindergartens, with more than 700 total students enrolled. Read more

Kiwi helps Cambodia give kids gift of sight Comments 0

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Auckland paediatric opthalmologist Dr Justin Mora will be the first of 12 Australasian surgeons to set up a children’s eye clinic and train local doctors in Phnom Penh during the next year – a service that is virtually non-existent in the third world country. Dr Mora’s voluntary contribution is funded by the Australian-based Sight for Read more