On Monday, Michał Tracz and Paweł Pudełko, PMM volunteers, returned from Papua New Guinea where they spent four weeks working at a hospital in Kundiawa and some local health care centres.
Michał Tracz gives a coverage of the last week of work:
The last week in Kundiawa was filled with further meetings with the hospital management, studying the standards adopted by the hospital but for some reason actually not adopted, even though they constitute the guidelines of their ministry of health. I met up with accounting employees, the IT manager, an HR department employee, the General Director, Harry Poka, the Quality Officer and again with the head of the hospital pharmacy, and the Infection Control Officer. Then I wrote an audit report and presented it on Thursday to the hospital management and the health representative of the Simbu Province council. Although the report was hard-hitting for the hospital, it was welcomed as a basis for introducing changes in the management of the hospital in all aspects – I consider this a success and accomplishment of the objective of my stay in Kundiawa.
Paweł taught the practice and theory of cystoscopy during a lecture for doctors.
We left Kundiawa on Friday morning, stayed overnight with the missionaries of the Society of the Divine Word in Port Moresby, and on Saturday we flew off to Manila to set off to Poland at 9 pm! Yesterday at 4 pm I was back home.