Women in PNG are 35 times more likely to die in child birth than in Australia. Improving the quality of maternity care services can save the lives of women and babies, and our ongoing project is to provide more training on Kiriwina in basic and emergency skills in maternal and newborn health.
A CFK tidy village initiative. Rubbish is an extreme issue on Kiriwina and we try and do what we can to help try and clean up Kiriwina.
Currently for the approx. 55,000 Kiriwinans on the Island there is NO Doctor one trained Midwife. We are raising funds to allow two Kiriwinan women chosen by the VBA and Kiriwinan community to embark on an intensive three year Midwife training course at the POM SDA University. We need to raise funding for the full three year course including accommodation and food. A very big commitment by all involved.
We send educational supplies to the Schools on Kiriwina. Caring for Kiriwina’s first primer book translated into the Kiriwinian language by Dr Reverend Ralph Lawton, is currently in design and production.
We are raising funds to promote the supply of clean drinking water. Kiriwina Island is flat, with no rivers and no naturally-occurring fresh drinking water.
Nelson was one of the core team of dedicated translators who produced the full translation of the Kiriwina Bible. The people...read More
Thank you all for your wonderful work with getting these items to the very grateful Kiriwinans.read More
“When I picked up the knitting they said it makes them feel so useful and gives them some purpose to get...read More
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CFK co-ordinate the donation and distribution of educational materials to local schools. We are producing a primer (first textbook) for teaching of reading in the Kiriwinan language, an alphabet book and...
Hygiene is a critical issue on Kiriwina and this affects all inhabitants, including the women and babies. To help address this issue we have formed the CFK Health & Hygiene Committee....
Strong Women and Strong Babies! Improving the quality of maternity care services can save the lives of women and babies, and our on-going project is to provide on-going support after the...
We are raising funds to promote the supply of clean drinking water. Kiriwina Island is flat, with no rivers and no naturally-occurring fresh drinking water. While the underground water table is...
Currently for the approx. 55,000 Kiriwinans on the Island there is NO Doctor and the two trained Midwives have recently retired. We are raising funds to allow two Kiriwinan women chosen...
Midwifery Educator, Birthing Services , Royal Hospital for Women Registered Nurse Registered Midwife with over 3O years experience Post Grad Dip Independent Practice (Syd Uni) Masters of Midwifery (UTS)
Midwifery Educator, Birthing Services I Royal Hospital for Women Registered nurse/ midwife (27 years spent in the birthing environment) Early childhood health nurse (Tresillian) Masters of Education (University of Wollongong)