Annual PNG Rural Society meetings Sept 4th and 5th, 2015

This years meetings of the PNG Society for Rural and Remote Health are being devoted to the issue of “Encouraging and Supporting Careers in Rural Health”.

Download the program here. Program 2015

Given the media coverage and social media debate this year on this important topic, we decided to make it the theme of our entire meeting.

We will be having a series of speakers, from Secretary of NDOH, Pascoe Kase, Deans of both SMHS (UPNG) and Divine Word University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, CEO’s of WHP and Milne Bay PHA’s (James Kintwa and Billy Naidi) , Professor Glen Mola (discussing the residency program), as well as current serving rural doctors, residents and medical students.

The aim is to get as wide a perspective as possible on this critical issue, and aim to make resolutions that can give us a roadmap for the way forward.

There is a strong feeling that something needs to be done NOW, before our medical culture becomes ossified into an urbanized, privileged clique that is not only unable to help the rural majority, but culturally unqualified to do so.

Health Extension Work - Kerowaghi District
Health Extension Work – Kerowaghi District

The PNG Society for Rural and Remote Health will be holding its meetings on Friday Sept 4th at Holiday Inn (Ballroom 2 and 3) and on Saturday Sept 5th at SMHS (UPNG), New Lecture Theatre 2.

Registration is not required to attend the Society meetings only (but is required to attend the preceding symposium). Food is complimentary.

Get along and have your input. We expect it to be a vigorous discussion!

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