Journal article

Capacity building in emergency care: An example from Madang, Papua New Guinea

Georgina A Phillips, Jamie Hendrie, Vincent Atua, Clement Manineng

Emergency Medicine Australasia | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2012

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Divine Word University (DWU) is an emerging national university of Papua New Guinea (PNG) based in the provincial capital of Madang, providing training for Health Extension Officers (HEOs). HEOs form the backbone of healthcare delivery in PNG as clinicians, public health officers and health centre managers. Both campus-based and clinical teaching at the nearby Modilon Hospital is limited because of significant resource constraints. OBJECTIVE: This article describes a visiting clinical lecturer programme in which Australasian emergency physicians and emergency registrars deliver teaching to HEO students at DWU and Modilon Hospital. METHODS: Volunteer doctors are briefed pre-depart..

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