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.
Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our volunteers, sponsors and donors and Australia Aid Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,...read More
The first well dug at Kiriwina High School has reached the water level. Hopefully pump installation will commence this week.read More
This photo is one of the new CFK water pumps installed at Kenobasi Village. The population of this village is approximately...read More
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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...
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...
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...
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....
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)