Health

Mid-Wife Nurses Share Challenges

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BY JOY OFASIA NATIONAL Referral Hospital midwife nurses Doris Duddley and Emily Yangao shared their career challenges during the 2024 International Nurses Day. Doris Duddley, a clinical nurse consultant and midwife at the National Referral Hospital's...

Women Encouraged to do Breast Self-Examination

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THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) wishes to advice the public that the Mammogram Machine donated by SIMA in November last year is yet to be operational because it is awaiting the arrival of a...

Vella La Vella’s Lack of Healthcare Services Leads to Tragic Deaths among Women

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU THE lack of health facilities, roads, and telecommunications services in parts of the Vella La Vella Islands is causing significant concern, particularly among mothers, children, and older people, and resulting in fatalities. Janis...

USD5 Million to Boost Maternal and Child Health in Solomon Islands

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THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) have recently signed a Record of Discussions that will boost maternal health care in the Solomon Islands. The Ministry of...

Maternity Uniform for Pregnant RSIPF Officers

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THE Australian Federal Police (AFP), through its partnership program with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), has supported the introduction of a maternity uniform for RSIPF female officers. Funding support from the RSIPF-AFP Policing...

SIMA Donates Mammogram Machine to National Referral Hospital

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THE National Referral Hospital yesterday took delivery of a mammography machine from the Solomon Islands Maritime Authority, SIMA. The machine, worth more than SBD1.2 million dollars, is funded by SIMA under its Community Engagement...

Enhancing Healthcare Response to Violence Against Women, Girls, and Children

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DOCTORS, clinical nurses, and midwives from the National Referral Hospital (NRH), Honiara City Council (HCC), and Guadalcanal Province (GP) participated in a three-day’ workshop on Strengthening the Health Care Response to Violence Against Women,...

Seif Ples Strengthens Hotline Service

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SEIF PLES Gender Based Violence Crisis Centre is proud to announce a significant milestone in its mission to combat gender-based violence with the commissioning of the SAFENET Hotline 132 Minimum Standards and Guidelines. This marks...

High Demand for Female Contraceptive/Family Planning Methods

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BY JOHN HOUANIHAU MANY women in the country are often visiting the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association to seek advises on family planning and contraceptive methods. Solomon Island Parenthood Association’s (SIPPA) Community-Based Educator and Distributor, Silas...

Speech Contest Successfully Held

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BY JOY OFASIA Jericho II community successfully held a speech competition based on the topic of Waste Management over the weekend at Jericho II community. Speaking during the event, Mr Hendy Kaniki Jericho II Community Development...