Health Program

Community Health Worker Scholarships Project

Community Health Worker ScholarshipsThere is currently a large need for Community Health Workers in PNG communities. CHWs are the cornerstone of the health system and provide vital basic healthcare at the village level. KTF supports nine students from villages along the Kokoda Track to train as Community Health Workers at various schools of nursing throughout PNG. Once qualified, these community members return to their home village and operate the local aid post. >> Read more >>

Community Health Worker Incentives Project

CHW Salary Incentive NursesKTF funds the salaries of Community Health Workers along the Track to ensure that aid posts and health centres remain open and health services are available to local villagers. We also support the graduates from the CHW scholarships project to work under supervision in the Kokoda Track aid posts. >> Read more >>

Aid Post Supplies and Infrastructure Project

Medical Supplies and SupportKTF funds and delivers vital medical resources to aid posts and health centres in the Kokoda Track catchment area. All too often, Government supplies do not reach the remote communities along the Track and aid posts go without supplies. Appropriate supply kits are delivered into posts that are staffed by qualified health workers who can administer them properly.  >> Read more >>

Brighten A Smile Project

Kid smilimgAfter sending a dental team into the region in 2012, it was assessed that 95% of adults and 63% of children across the Track had decaying teeth. In response KTF now partners with Dr Barry Reed, to run a toothbrushing awareness and education program in over 30 elementary and primary schools. >> Read more >>

Community Health Worker Professional Development Project

Health VolunteersThe Foundation supports health professionals to undertake volunteering placements in the Kokoda Track catchment area. These health volunteers do not undertake clinical work; instead they provide mentoring, professional development, training, and in-service for our community health workers. Of particular skills development focus: maternal health and midwifery, breastfeeding, upkeep of aid post facilities, malaria prevention, dental hygiene, eye care, awareness and encouraging villagers to seek treatment, health, hygiene, and sanitation, and immunisations. >> Read more >>