Last week, Amanda Davis facilitated a workshop in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with local stakeholders to develop a human resource strategy for eye health.
Partners at the meeting included RANZCO, VISION 2020 Australia, LCIF to name a few. It also included PNG Eye Care Centre’s President Dr Jambi Garap, the first woman ophthalmologist in PNG and an IAPB Eye Health Hero 2016.
Across the health system, Papua New Guinea (PNG) struggles with a chronic shortage of health professionals and the country has some of the poorest health outcomes in the Western Pacific. Although there is a national eye plan that is fully operational, infrastructure and workforce shortages remain the primary challenge.