Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination and Niupela Pasin for Small Businesses in the NCD.
This project was developed with regard to PNG's on-going TB and drug resistance crisis.
In the face of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and worldwide reporting of spectacularly low rates of vaccine uptake, B4H delivered highly regarded COVID education and vaccine promotion in small workplaces in Port Moresby, PNG.
Businesses for Health PNG thanks our partners at FHI 360 and our funders at USAID.
We are committed to helping women access excellent health information and services
B4H thanks the hundreds of small businesses who hosted workshops, an information booth or the mobile vaccination team.
Our stories show how clear information, kindness, the opportunity to ask questions, and the provision of services, work to help people protect their health.
Basil shares how infectious diseases are transmitted at Rainbow Cash n Carry, NCD, PNG
HEO Koratsi shares a flyer showing all the COVID /TB testing and COVID vaccination sites in the NCD #vaccinessavelives #EndTB
RN Timothy, shares a COVID, TB and Health information with shoppers outside Mosin Plaza, NCD, PNG. #coveryourcough
participants learn about testing, vaccination & protection from respiratory infections. Online questionnaires show us how much they learn
Infection & prevention facts are shared in the Kai Bars of Hohola. Everybody can learn more about COVID-19 & TB.
A woman shares an unexpected benefit of vaccination. Before being vaccinated she had breathing difficulties. After it her condition improved!
WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE Dr Stefanie Vaccher slides. Vaccine
WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE
2021_8 B4H Vaccination No Jab, No Job Q&A private sector COVID meeting AC (pdf)Download
2021_9_2 B4H ventilation and AC Private Sector COVID meeting (pdf)Download
2021_11 B4H WHO Tackling Misinformation (pdf)Download
2021_11 B4H Burnet COVID-19 Vaccination Q&A Vaccher (pdf)Download
Ok Tedi sponsored COVID-Q&A booklet 2nd Edition (Eng and Tok Pisin) (pdf)Download
In PNG, a mother or father needs to take their child to a health centre seven times in the first year of life (at birth, and at 1, 2, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months of age) to receive the full schedule of vaccines.
Childhood vaccinations prevent children in Papua New Guinea becoming ill from diseases like measles, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis B, and some cases of tuberculosis, meningitis and pneumonia.
Of 2125 children admitted to hospital with TB in 2019, 173 died. Due to PNG's high TB burden BCG vaccine is given as soon as possible after birth, BCG is effective in preventing severe and disseminated forms of TB (such as miliary TB and TB meningitis) in young children and is working to reduce fatality rates. To see the Child Morbidity and Mortality Annual Report 2019 [CLICK HERE](https://pngpaediatricsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2019-Annual-Child-Morbidity-and-Mortality-Report-1.pdf)
The Pneumococcal Vaccine. is given at 1, 2 and 3 months of age. It prevents death from the commonest cause of pneumonia. The Pentavalent vaccine contains Triple Antigen (pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus), Hepatitis B and Hib vaccine in the one vaccine. The birth dose of Hepatitis B vaccine is very important and should still be given separately, the 3 later doses of Hep B are given as Pentavalent. Use the word sleuth to learn the names of vaccines offered to children in PNG.
All TB services are FREE. Testing or treatment in private medical services can be very expensive.
All government COVID services are provided FREE of charge
Call 7676 2482 for TB information
1800 200 is for COVID hot line only