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. Our next in-country training workshops to be held on Kiriwina September 2019.
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.
Read all about: Water shortages causing the shutdown of Kiriwina’s main High School – x 5 water pumps to be installed...read More
We will be sending up to five water pumps over to Kiriwina in the next couple of weeks to be installed...read More
Here is a SHOUT OUT to all Canberrans, The 2018 Midwinter Yarralumbla Arts and Crafts Show started TODAY! Friday 28th June,...read More
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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...
Kiriwina High School is experiencing a high absenteeism rate of female students who avoid classes while they are menstruating. CFK is supplying Dignity Kits to the school, which include hygiene products...
In rural PNG the mortality rate in childbirth is 1:7, with a maternal mortality rate of 3 in every 1,000 live births. The need for aid here is great. From the...
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)
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)