By Staff Reporter : PNG Today
The US Government through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is raising the capacity to provide medical care in Papua New Guinea. USAID through its Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) partnered with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Inc to expand the staff housing at the Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in Jiwaka.
Province, which will accommodate more doctors, nurses, and their families. “The work that Kudjip Nazarene Hospital is undertaking is exceptional. ‘‘The new housing will allow it to continue to attract and retain the highest quality of physicians and nurses,” USAID/ASHA director Anne Dix said. “The hospital is raising the standard of care in Papua New Guinea. It is demonstrating the best of American health care practices and is allowing local professionals to improve their medical skills and will continue to all thanks to the generosity of the American people.” Kudjip Nazarene Hospital, United States Embassy Papua New Guinea and Australian Aid commemorated the completion of the housing development on February 18 in Kudjip, Jiwaka Province.
US Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray and Australian DFAT representative Catherine Sturrock . spoke. The expansion of the housing was funded in part by a $800,000, 2013 USAID/ASHA award. Graphics; USAID/FB