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‘Bridging gaps’: MAF equips rural doctors with essential  radio skills

‘Bridging gaps’: MAF equips rural doctors with essential radio skills

Six medical doctors have learned a new set of skills as they battle to overcome isolation by setting up High Frequency (HF) radio connections for their clinics.
Doctor Cinderella Gaso was part of the group taking part in the two-week course at the MAF Technologies training centre in Goroka to learn solar and HF radio installation, basic troubleshooting of technical issues. She has spent the last nine years working between the remote Kairiku and Goilala districts in Central Province, and she said the real issue…

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New system to assist rural health centres via radio crosspatch

New system to assist rural health centres via radio crosspatch

With positive remarks given on the new communication system, CEO for Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority (EHPHA), Dr Joseph Apa, indicated that the new system is a vital communication tool that will immensely have a positive impact in the remote communities as it will enable them to have easy access to medical services and medical assistance 7 days a week cutting down on travel expenses and medical expenses…

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West Sepik Administration rely on HF radio during Election Period

West Sepik Administration rely on HF radio during Election Period

Hight Frequency (HF) Radio is still a vital part of PNG’s diverse media sector and has been since well before independence in 1973. In today’s media environment, HF radio remains a big part of the country’s most remote community’s way of accessing and sharing information and also connecting to the outside of their community. Apart from…

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