Undergraduate Students Research Outcomes

Environmental Health

2014 Final Year major Porjects

Student Names Research Topics Fields/ Discipline
 
KASINORI George
A study on the Factors that hinder the use of Toilets among Gouno Villagers in Lufa District, Eastern Highlands Province.  Public Health - Rural Sanitation
SODE Melchizedek
GORE Theonilla
A study on the impacts of sleeping disorders among students of a higher learning institution in Madang  Public Health- Mental Health 
NAKON Natalie
KUPE Henry
Temperature of Ready to eat food in a selected fast food outlet: A three (3) months temperature monitoring Case study  Public Health - Food Sanitation
 SANGU Edwin An Investigation into the Aesthetic Quality of the Gum River in Madang Province.  Public Health - Water Quality
 TILILI Annisah
YAIGOM Margret
An explorative study about the health impacts of kitchen open fires in Miss Village Madang province.  Public Health - Occ. Health
 WARE Phillip
KWEKA Samuel
Environmental factors and malaria: a case study involving students of two higher learning institutions in Madang.  Public Health -Vector Control
 AKAYA Kelep
STANLEY Martin
 Coffee dust as a hazard: a case study among selected factory workers in Kainantu Eastern Highlands Province Public Health -Occ. Health
 
CLEMENT Damien
NIAP Priscilla
 Sedentary Lifestyle and the Prevalence of Lifestyle Diseases; a case study of professionals from 3 selected Higher learning Institutions and 1 secondary school in Madang Town  
Public Health - Disease Control
 BOREWA Cosmas  Perceptions about tobacco odour: A case study on the local residents near the British American Factory, Madang  Public Health - Occ. Health
 SEGAL Gaiet  Mining related environmental damage: a case study of Kimka village, near OK Tedi mine in the Western province  Public Health -Env. Protection
OGANO Debbie
GENIEMBO Syeidah
 Housing conditions and respiratory infections: a case study on children less than five (5) years old diagnosed with acute respiratory infections in Goroka hospital EHP  
Public Health - Housing Environment
 ISRAEL Fiona
NORRIS Dawaleia
 A study on the Social and Health Impacts of Climate Change on the Krangket Islanders, Madang, PNG  Public Health - Climate Change
 RAIKAU Gerard  A study on drivers’ knowledge and practices regarding road safety among selected drivers in Madang  
Public Health - Occ. Health
 WAKI Shinnel
GISSUA Lorna
 The effectiveness of Larvicides as a mosquito control measure in and around Tabubil township, Western province Public Health - Vector Control
 MIRINKA Jacqualyn  A study on sanitation measures and practices among Govt. Stoa settlers, Madang town  Public Health - Water & Sanitation
 MAKA Agnes  A study on the waste disposal methods applied by selected fast food establishments in Madang town.  Public Health - Waste Disposal

2013 Final Year Environmental Health Major Projects

Student Research Topic Discipline/Subject Focus
Emmanuel William & Narelle Walukia Issues associated with industrial wastes; a case study of selected industries in Madang town Waste management
Michael Koini & Betty Rose Mariole Ergonomics’ related issues: a case study of the alluvial gold miners in Wau, Morobe province, Papua New Guinea Occupational Health and Safety; Health Risk assessment
Tobby Toally & Stace Tuanimbe Agrochemicals usage and impacts: A case study of an Oil palm industry in the West New Britain Province Environmental Protection; Occupational Health and Safety
Philip Kupo & Gilbert Nanyia A comparative study between the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) and Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approaches; A case study of Suaru 1 and Suaru 2 villages in the Bogia district Madang. Health Promotion
Joshua Gabriel The impacts of living near a dump site: a case study of the second seven dump in Lae city, Morobe province.  Waste Management
Janice Bulungol and Samuel Waulas A cross sectional study on alcohol dependence, tolerance and withdrawal symptoms among unemployed youths, employed youths and tertiary students in Madang town  Health Promotion; Environmental Psychology 
Rex Steven & Shane Tarue  Accidents and injuries related issues among the workers of three different industries in Madang town. Occupational Health and Safety
Charles Bas & Manfred Jimmy A study on the Common Health Problems associated with Occupational Heat Stress among Industrial and Commercial Workers in Madang Town. Occupational Health and safety
Greyson Avisa  A study on Musculoskeletal Disorders relating to Prolong Standing by Bankers in Madang Town Occupational health and safety
Grace Bid "Musculoskeletal disorders and the impacts of manual oil palm fruit harvesting; A case study of the New Britain Palm Oil Limited, Higaturu Oil Palms Limited and Ramu Agri Industries Limited in PNG." Occupational health and safety
Ziruru Ososo & Amandah Lavette An investigative study into the application of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) in fast food outlets in Madang town Food safety management
Bal Gunua & Hubert Kaupa A study on the consumption rate of marijuana amongst the people of Chimbu province. Health Promotion
Mark Harry & Elias Titus An investigation into the types of ventilation systems and its effect on workers’ productivity within a tobacco producing industry in Madang Environmental Protection
Gail Pigolo & Lulu Popat “Comparison between female and male in consumption and attitudes towards marijuana” Health Promotion; Environmental Psychology
Aga Vagi & Lorraine Subul Waste management issues in a Canning industry in Madang, Papua New Guinea.
Waste Management
Pamela Dubaba & Pamela Gapog "A study on daily water intake, its impact among students of Divine Word University" Food and Nutrition
John Pang and Bethuel Tangmil A study on the Health, Economical and Social Effects of cell phone uses among Divine Word University students. Health promotion; environmental psychology

2012 Final Year Environmental Health Major Projects

 Student

 Research Topics

 Disciplines/Subject Focus

Eunice Jinumbo and Kemo Rai A Study into Health Problems encountered by Un-employed women in Madang town Health Promotion relating to the predisposing factors
Linus Meskia and Elaine Aquila A Study into the effectiveness surrounding the enforcement and compliance of the Baby Feeds Supply (Control) Act Public Health Law in Environmental Health; Food and Nutrition
Shirley Velemu A Study into the sanitation practices and water supply quality in Gavuone Village in Central Province Water Supply and Sanitation; Waste Management
Belinda Naso A Study about the common stressors and the stress levels amongst students of Divine Word University Health Promotion; Environmental Psychology
Linsy Pokambut and Ngasmal Lengkubang Prevalence of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) among Cash Register Operators within selected Shops in Madang Town Occupational Health and Safety
Relvie Taplar and Daniel Punion A Study on the different types of waste produced in the main market of Madang and how they are managed Waste Management
Moses Wemin An investigation into injurires sustained from working at heights among selected industries within Madang Town Ocuupational Health and Safety
Gedisa Levi and Jacklyn Onga A Study on the use of Pesticides by small scale coffee growers in Simbu and Western Highlands Provinces Environmental Protection; Occupatiional Health and Safety; Health Impact Assessment
Paul Mundi A research on the preparation and handling of cooked food, and the hygiene of food handlers of street cooked food in Madang Town Food Satety Management
Margaret Tuka and Augustine Malana An investigation into the Quality and Quantity of food prepared in the DWU students mess and its associated health effects Health Promotion
Kevin Bimbim and Prison Kebo A Study about the problems associated with non- provision of potable water supply in New Camp Water Supply Sanitation

 

2011 Final Year Environmental Health Major Projects

Student Research Topics Disciplines/Subject Focus
Ellison Toriki Waste management process and types of waste produced in an urban General Hospital Waste Management
Mary Rex and Judy Nale A study on the effects of overcrowding in a higher learning institution. Building and Environment
Wendy Marita and Melisa Steven A study on the significance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) among industrial settings in Madang Occupational Health and Safety
Jack Ona and Violet Loi Impact of the LNG Project on the environment & and health of the people of Papa village, Central Province Environmental Protection; Health Impact assessment
Koima Siwi Impact of climate change on the health and behavior of the Nondugl people of North Whagi District, Jiwaka province Environmental Protection
Vincent So-on & Kinangase Pokasui Impact of shift work amongst security guards in Madang town. Occupational Health and Safety
Joe Wasia & Aipe Kombukun The association between lamp flaps consumption and obesity amongst Sisiak settlers Food and Nutrition
Fellisa Hambrua and Vanessa Bangui A study on the effects associated with the continuous use of computer amongst students of a higher learning institution Occupational Health and Safety
Margaret Wata & Jeremiah Tilau A study on the personal hygiene practices among small scale food handlers in Madang town. Food Safety Management
Melissa Watapi & Phoebe Bafmatuk Trends of occupational accidents and work-related diseases among industrial workers in Madang Occupational Health and Safety
Claudia Dalet & Robertha Kiapranis Knowledge and Prevalence of lifestyle diseases in Karkum village, Madang province Health Promotion
Troy Polong The effectiveness of cleaning and sanitation on food contact surfaces of a fish canning industry in Lae, Morobe province Food safety management

 

Rural Health

 2014 Final Year Rural Health Major Projects

Student Names Research Topics Field/Discipline
 TELE Belinda Assessing the effectiveness of family planning services at the health center Mother and Child health
 KANDORO Fiona Assessment of health workers satisfaction at health center  Health Service delivery
 ASEN Diane J. Assessment of patient satisfaction from rural health services  Health Service delivery
 ATEP Emmanuel Assessment of patient satisfaction from rural health services  Health Service delivery
 EDES Jemaimah Assessment of patient satisfaction from rural health services Health Service delivery
 JACOB Simon Assessment of patient satisfaction from rural health services Health Service delivery
 KALISI Margaret Assessment of patient satisfaction from rural health services Health Service delivery
 LAUKAI Sylvia Assessment of patient satisfaction from rural health services Health Service delivery
 MOLOK Leah Assessment of patient satisfaction from rural health services Health Service delivery
 SINGIP Delma Assessment of patient satisfaction from rural health services Health Service delivery
 YAGOMA Zina Assessment of patient satisfaction from rural health services Health Service delivery
 UAIZ Nigel Assessment of traditional birth attendance (child birth companions) and their effects on women Health Service delivery
 KOIPU Kevin Behaviors and attitudes towards adolescent smoking in the rural community.  Health Risks
 JALLY Eunice Identification and prioritization of health needs in the community  Health Service delivery
 KIRIME Nigel Identification and prioritization of health needs in the community  Health Service delivery
 ROY Rotem Identification and prioritization of health needs in the community  Health Service delivery
 YELMAI Damien  Identification of health needs in the community Health Service delivery
 OSWYN Emmanuel  Identifying patterns of seeking health care in elderly women Health Service delivery
 WAIKASI Talitha  Investigating teamwork among staff in health center Health Service delivery
 RUKU Patronilla  Is TB awareness effective in rural PNG Health Service delivery
 SIUNE Dawn  Knowledge & customs relating to child's health and disease prevention among mothers Infectious Diseases
 LAPAKIO Regina  Knowledge and attitude of rural women towards the use of contraceptives Mother and Child health
 POKEHUN Jacenold  Knowledge and attitude towards family planning among males / females Mother and Child health
 TAVUL Normah  Knowledge and attitude towards family planning among males / females Mother and Child health
 APURAP Peter  Knowledge and attitude towards family planning among mothers in rural areas Mother and Child health
 WAI Derrick  Knowledge and attitude towards family planning among women attending antenatal clinic Mother and Child health
 GABRIEL Silma  Knowledge and attitude towards family planning among women in rural areas Mother and Child health
 LAHIS Keith  Knowledge and attitude towards family planning among women in rural areas Mother and Child health
 HUFANTOUI Rachel  Knowledge and attitude towards modern family planning among women Mother and Child health
 OKSAP Mathew  Knowledge and attitudes of rural polulations towards children vaccination Mother and Child health
 POURU Aliti  Knowledge and attitudes towards diet among pregnant mothers Mother and Child health
 JOHN Sophie  Knowledge and attitudes towards vaccination among women in rural areas Mother and Child health
 DAVIS Anna  Knowledge and customs related to diet among pregnant mothers Mother and Child health
 DAWO Beven  Knowledge and customs related to diet among pregnant mothers Mother and Child health
 GIANENG Benedicta  Knowledge and customs related to diet among pregnant mothers Mother and Child health
 YABOM Majorie  Knowledge and customs related to diet among pregnant mothers Mother and Child health
 GALOWA Thelma  Knowledge and practises on prevention of respiratory tract infections Infectious Diseases
 LITA Sharon  Knowledge and practises towards malaria prevention and control Infectious Diseases
 KIDOLE Leah  Knowledge of mothers on child health care for children under 5 years old in communities Mother and Child health
 DEREGA Robert  Nutritional practises among children aged 0-5 years Mother and Child health
 PYOKOL Rachael  Nutritional practises among children aged 0-5 years Mother and Child health
 NGANINING Jessica  Parents' knowledge, opinion and attitudes towards unwanted pregnancies amongst adolescents Mother and Child health
 WAWANEYA Rita  Patients and health worker views, experience and practice on health care provision in rural areas Health Service delivery
 HARIGWO Basil  Possible reasons for pregnant women to give birth at home instead of health facility Mother and Child Health
 BAKOE Abel  Practise of herbal medicine versus scientific medicine to treat disease Health and Customs
 PATRICK Epe  Reasons for non attendance to antenatal clinic by pregnant women in rural areas Mother and Child health
 PATI Paul  Risks associated with non attendance to antenatal clinic by pregnant women in rural areas Mother and Child health
 MICHAEL Yama  Rural knowledge about family planning Mother and Child health
 JONAH Isaiah  The Knowledge and Practices towards Malaria Control Interventions Infectious Disease
 KARAIYE Sandy  Unwanted pregnancy in 16 -19 years adolescents (in-depth interview or case study) Mother and Child health

2013 Final Year Rural Health Students Major Projects

 Surname Given Name  Research Topic Discipline/ Subject Focus
AMBORI           Nora                Prevelance of Disability in Rural Areas Disability
AME Judith Exploring reasons for non-attendance at ante-natal clinic Pregnancy, Health Prevention
ANDREW Melisha Cause of Disability in traditional society Disability, Cultural Beliefs
APIS Verlyn Mothers beliefs and attitudes about breastfeeding Breastfeeding, Health Knowledge
BAUA Wollyne Identifying Common presenting complaints in children from ages 5-12, at an outpatient department Disease, Rural Health
BOMAI Samantha Taboos and customs in relations to diet(nutrition) in pregnant and breastfeeding women Pregnancy, Nutrition, Cultural Belief
CLIP Tessie Assessing basic health knowledge among pregnant teenagers Health knowledge, Pregnancy, Teenage grouop
DANIELS Irene A Study of children under the age of 5 years presenting with common illness at a children's outpatient department (COPD) Child Health, Disease
DAVID Patronella Traditional beliefs and there implications on health events or status in rural areas Health Knowledge, Cultural Beliefs
DIENIER Sandra What is the general perception of Family Planning in the Kerowagi district? Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Health Knowledge
FRANCIS Timothy Assessing knowledge about teenage pregnancy among women in rural areas Health Knowledge, Cultural Beliefs
FUNUMARI Stephanie Reasons for nonattendance to antenatal care Pregnancy, Health Prevention
GAND schola K. Reasons for nonattandance to antenatal clinic in Okapa district (EHP, PNG) Pregnncy, Health Prevention
GIRIMAI Jerry A study to explore perception and attitude of mothers toward breastfeeding of infant less than 2 years of age Breastfeeding, Child Care
KAWA Nathan Knowledge, attitudes and beliefs of Pregnant Mothers Towards Safe Motherhood in a rural health Setting  Reproductive Health, Pregnancy, Health Knowledge
KEANGA Lai Bathsheba  beliefs and attitudes in Mothers towards breastfeeding in rural areas breastfeeding, health Knowledge, Rural Health
KINDIWA Issac An explorative Study to investigate basic health care services in Kerowagi district Health Care, Heallth Services
LABABANA Felicia A study to identify what is the most common factor associated to malnutrition in rural areas of PNG Child Health,, Nutrition, Cultural Beliefs
LAHIS Keith Knowledge about common cancers in rural areas Health Knowledge, Cancer
MAKU Greg Reasons for Non-attandance to antenatal clinic Pregnancy, Health Prevention
MANORH Clodia Tha assesment of Patients' satisfaction with ambulatory services at Okapa Health centre Patient satisfaction, Helath Services
MELENG Leoba Perception and Attitudes of child-bearing age group women towards Family Planning in Wain/Erap and Nawaeb districts Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Health Knowledge
MOSI Ambigail A study to assess mothers' gneneral knowledge about different types of contraceptives methods available in health facility Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Health Knowledge
MOTISI Duncan A st male study of male involvement in sexual and reproductive Health in Mutinz (Morobe, PNG) Reproductive Health, Gender
MULO Rufina What are the common cause of Neonatal Deaths in Sumkar district? Health Prevention, Child Care
NAYAK George Knowledge and attitudes on modern contraceptive methods in women in Okapa District Reporoductive Health, Family Planning, Health Knowledge
PATRICK Ray Attitudes and behaviors towards adolescent smoking in rural community Health Knowledge, Lifestyle Disease
PENTICOST Ruthie A study focus on factors obstructing immunization program (both from health service and parents' perspective) Vaccination, Rural Health
PIAPIA Grace Traditional beliefs and attitudes towards causes of disabilities in local communities Disability, Cultural Beliefs
RONAPO Joel Barriers to Male involvement and participation in Antenatal Care (ANC) services in Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea Pregnancy, Health Prevention, Gender
SANGOL Livai Reasons for delay and not attending clinic early when sick Health Knowledge, Health Services
SEBASTIAN Emily Assessing the quality of health care provided to pregnant mothers during delivery at a health centre in Markham district Pregnancy, Health care, Health services
SILAM Shenesa Assessing basic Health knowledge among women in rural areas. Health Knowledge, Rural Health
SOMEN Nokong Reasons behind amoxicillin being misused in Health Facilities Rural Health, Drug Use, Antibiotics
THADIUS Elizah The beliefs of the causes of dental problems in Melanesian adults (age 18 & above) Health Prevention, Dental Care
TOKMUN Kerryanne Knowledge and Attitude towards antenatal care in Kerowagi  Pregnancy, Health Prevention
TOLOUBE Odette Gender differences in perception and experience of received rural health services Health care, Health services, Gender
TUL Simon Hands washing behavior and practices Health Prevention
TUTANA Rachel Knowledge and attitudes of married men towards family planning methods Reproductive Health, Family Planning, Gender
URASA Joan An explorative study to investigate the practice, knowledge and attitudes towards the use of contraceptive methods in Okapa district Oral contraception, Family Planning, Health Knowledge
URI Bexy A case study of factors of malnutrition affecting children five years and less in Migende rural hospital Child Health, Nutrition, Cultural Beliefs
URIMAI Denis Assessing mothers' knowledge and attitudes towards the importance of immunization Vaccination, Health Knowledge
WILLIAM Tiolis Reasons for non-attendance to antenatal clinic Pregnancy, Health Prevention
YASEPA Julie Immunization coverage in one village setting Vaccination
       

2012 Final Year Rural Health Students Major Projects

Student Research Topics Disciplines/ Subject Focus
AKAI Nellie Basic health knowledge among pregnant mothers  Health Knowledge, Pregnancy
NALUVA Clerisa Beliefs of Sexual Intercourse during Pregnancy  Pregnancy, Sexuality
APIYEP Christopher Basic health knowledge among pregnant mothers Health Knowledge, Pregnancy
ARTHUR Doreen Improving Immunization coverage in the rural areas of PNG Vaccination
BILAMO Budsy Beliefs and attitudes of mothers towards breast feeding Breastfeeding, Childcare
BOMAI Johnathan Knowledge and Attitude of mothers about Nutrition and feeding for infant and children Child Health, Nutrition, Cultural Beliefs
DABANG Kenning Basic health knowledge among pregnant mothers Health Knowledge, Pregancy
DANNY Eileen Prevalence of anemia in women of reproductive age Women's Health, Nutrition, Anemia
DISIN Paul Profile of surgical diseases among children Rural Health, Surgery
EMSOP Lenica Reasons for non attendance to antenatal clinic (focus group, interviews) Pregnancy, Health Prevention
 ERI Ishmael Perception of Family Planning Methods within the Rural Communities Family Planning, Helath Knowledge
 FRANCIS Konia Prevalence of lifestyle health risk factors in the rural communities. Health Knowledge, Lifestyle Diseases
 HAPUTO Solange Assessing Patient’s Satisfaction from Rural Health Services Patient Satisfaction, Health Services
 HEMO Carolyne Knowledge and attitude of women towards modern family planning methods  Family Planning, Health Knowledge
 JACOB Tekla Reasons for non attendance to antenatal clinic (focus group, interviews)  Pregnancy, Health Prevention
JAKAWA Pison Beliefs and attitudes of mothers towards breast feeding  Breastfeeding, Child Care
JOBBIE Harry Causes of illness/disability in traditional society (focus group, interviews) Disability, Cultural Beliefs
JOHN Mellonson Vaccination coverage in setting of one village (cluster sample)  Vaccination, Rural Health
KASI Sylvia Reasons for children not completing their vaccination  Vaccination, Rural Health
KAVANAMUR Verolyne Attitures and beliefs about exclusive breasfeeding among primiparas and multiparas: acomparative study  Breastfeeding, Child Care
KILUWA Junior Causes of illness/disability in traditional society (focus group, interviews) Disability, Cultural Beliefs
 KOSU Clifford Reasons for non attendance to antenatal clinic (focus group, interviews)  Pregnancy, Health Prevention
 KOVE Keren Basic health knowledge among pregnant mothers  Health Knowledge, Pregnancy
 LIRIA Geoffrey Are Young Fathers Underused Support for Breastfeeding? Breasfeeding, Childcare, Gender
LOWAGIPO Shirlynna Basic health knowledge among pregnant mothers  Health Knowledge, Pregnancy
 MAKRAWA Anniephine Taboos and Customs Related to Diet (Nutrition) in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding  Pregancy, Child Care, Nutrition, Cultural Beliefs
 MAULUDU Sharon Exclusive breasfeeding during first 4-6 months of life   Breastfeeding, Child Care
 MEK Karlah Women in Madang are deprived quality health care services during pregnancy and childbirth  Women's Health, Pregnancy, Health Services
 MIAG Helen Knowledge about three first killer diseases (Pneumonia, Malaria and Tuberculosis) in PNG  Health Knowledge, Infectious Disease
 MIUL Karen Nutrition Practices and Traditional Customs among Pregnant Women  Pregnancy, Nutrition, Cultural Beliefs
 MURA Ripson Causes of illness/disability in traditional society (focus group, interviews) Disability, Cultural Beliefs
 NAWAK Amenda Basic knowledge of pregnancy and childbirth among teenagers   Health Knowledge, Pregnancy
 OPI Yapi Reasons for non attendance to antenatal clinic (focus group, interviews)  Pregnancy, Health Prevention
 PUGA Judith Attitudes towards Different Family Planning Methods In Rural Areas  Rural Health, Family Planning
 PUTT Joe Causes of illness/disability in traditional society (focus group, interviews) Disability, Cutural Beliefs
 ROKA Ezekiel Health awareness on Family planning in Rural Areas   Family Planning, Health Awareness
 ROKENTUO Sharol Basic health knowledge among pregnant mothers  Health Knowledge, Pregnancy
 SIKIN Dianne Knowledge and attitudes towards family planning among women in rural areas  Family Planning, Health Knowledge
TATIRETA Philomena Beliefs and attitudes of mothers towards breast feeding Breastfeeding, Child Care
 TAWANLOGO Peter Antibiotic usage in H/C (observation)  Rural Health, Drug Use, Antibiotics
 THEROW Zuaru Primary Health Workers' type of behaviors & attitudes towards their patients at a Health Centre in Rural PNG   Health Workers, Health Services, Rural Health
TOBIAS Emmanuel Qualitative Study of the Knowledge of Mothers about Nutrition in a Rural Setting  Women's Health, Nutrition
TOPA'A Harriet Reasons for non attendance to antenatal clinic (focus group, interviews)  Pregancy, Health Prevention
TUTANA Rachel Attitudes of married men to family planning  Family Planning, Gender
VEOLI Julianne Reasons for non attendance to antenatal clinic (focus group, interviews)   Pregancy, Health Prevention
 WALOM Matilda Knowledge and attitudes of family planning among multiparas Family Planning, Health Knowledge
 WANTUM Jack Basic health knowledge among pregnant mothers Health Knowledge, Pregancy
 WESLEY Conniella Profile of surgical diseases among children   Rural Health, Surgery
 YAMO Tania Knowledge and attitudes towards family planning among women in rural areas  Family Planning, Health Knowledge
 YAPO Jill Reasons for non attendance to antenatal clinic (focus group, interviews)  Pregnancy, Health Prevention
 YASEPSA Julie  Vaccination coverage in setting of one village (cluster sample)  Vaccination, Rural Health
 YASONA Moho Causes of illness/disability in traditional society (focus group, interviews) Disability, Cultural Beliefs
 YATENG Samson Basic health knowledge among pregnant mothers  Health Knowledge, Pregnancy
 YUWORONG Cedrick Causes of illness/disability in traditional society (focus group, interviews) Disability, Cultural Beliefs
 ZUVANI Renate Beliefs and attitudes of mothers towards breast feeding  Breastfeeding, Child Care

 

2011 Final Year Rural Health Students Major Projects

Student Research Topics Disciplines/Subject Focus
AIANAVE Hazel Basic Health Knowledge among pregnant mothers Health Knowledge, Pregnancy
BOGG Edna Basic Health Knowledge among pregrant mothers Health Knowledge, Pregnancy
BUAKIA Christine Practising Traditional medicine in the rural community Health Knowledge, Culture Beliefs
BURANGAT Delma Comparison of disease pattern presentation in Health Centre (2001-2011) Disease
DANNY Dormitila Comparision of newborn babies from smoking vs non-smoking mothers Child Care, Pregrancy, Life Style Disease
FRANCIS Serah Knowledge and customs on prevention of child disease and promotion of child health in pregnant mothers Child Health, Health Knowledge, Cultural Beliefs
GUAF Louisa Knowledge and customs related to diet among pregnant mothers Pregnancy, Nutrition, Cultural Beliefs
HASNI Philip Assessment of Patients satisfaction from Rural Health Service Patient Satisfaction, Health Services
HOPPING Jessica Assessment of Patients satisfaction from Rural Health Service Patient Satisfaction, Health Services
 ILAISA Pricilla Practising traditional medicine in the rural community Health Knowledge, Cultural Beliefs
ISRAEL Konia Effectiveness (or acceptance) of family planning Family Planning
KANAITA Rodney Effectiveness of TB DOTS program in Health Cener or District Tuberculosis
KAUGLA Nathan Knowledge and customs related to diet among pregnant mothers Pregnancy, Nutrition, Cultural Beliefs
KAULE Vienna Prevalence of disabilities in rural areas Disability
KEKEAO Joycelyn  Assessment of Patients satisfaction from Rural Health Service Patient Satisfactiion, Health Service
KILA Amtai Cause of fever among children under the age of 12 Fever
KILEPAK Cheryll Knowledge and customs on prevention of child disease and promotion of child health in pregant mothers Child Health, Health Knowledge, Cultural Beliefs
KUMEI Ethel Knowledge and customs related to diet among pregnant mothers Pregnancy, Nutritiion, Cultural Beliefs
KWAUDI Julie Comparison of disease pattern presentation in Health Centre (2001-2011) Disease
LEO Jayson Practising traditional medicine in the rural community Health Knowledge, Cultural Beliefs
MANARI Brian Assessment of patients satisfaction from rural health service Patient Satisfaction, Health Services
MAPYA Christine Importance of pregnant mothers attendance to antenatal clinic Child Care, Pregnancy
MASI Stanley Delays in Seeking Treatment Services for Malaria Malaria
MASONO Absalom Assessment of patients satisfaction from rural health service Patient Satisfaction, Health Services
MATLAM John Paul Basic Health Knowledge among pregnant mothers Health Knowledge, Pregnancy
MEK Melvin Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour among Karkar Secondary School students - HIV/AIDS adn STI's Health Knowledge, Cultural Beliefs, HIV/AIDS, STIs
MINALIU Wanpis Comparison of newborn babies from smoking vs non-smoking mothers Child Care, Pregnancy, Life Style Diseases
NAIWA Rodney Influence of food taboos on women's and child's health  Child Health, Cultural Beliefs
PAOFA Delma Knowledge and customs related to diet among pregnant mothers Pregnancy, Nutrition, Cultural Beliefs
PASUM Emmanuel Assessment of patients satisfaction from rural health service  Patient satisfaction, Health Services
PIUK Wanny  Causes of malnutrition in children less than 12 years   Malnutrition, Child Care
POKAWIN Salote Assessment of patients satisfaction from rural health service   Patient satisfaction, Health Services
POLOUT Wayne  Knowledge and customs related to diet among pregnant mothers  Pregnancy, Nutrition, Cultural beliefs
PULAU Gloria  Basic Health knowledge among pregnant mothers Health knowledge, Pregnancy 
RAVE Tony   Impact of sanitation and hygiene practises on diarrhea in children 0-5  Hygiene, Sanitation
SAEKE Billy  Prevalence of life style risk factor in rural areas Health knowledge, Life Style diseases
SAMIAK Sr Sophie  Knowledge and customs related to diet among pregnant mothers Pregnancy, Nutrition, Cultural beliefs
SEBASTIAN Ritchie  Assessment of patients satisfaction from rural health service  Patient satisfaction, Health Services
SOLOMON Jennifer  Assessment of patients satisfaction from rural health service  Patient satisfaction, Health Services
SOLTUMNOK Rachael  Prevalence of life style risk factor in rural areas  Health knowledge, Life Style disease

SUPAN Jeffery  

Effectiveness (or acceptance) of family planning   Family Planning
TARABA Noelyn  Assessment of patients satisfaction from rural health service   Patient satisfaction, Health Services
TARERE Carolyn  Comparison of disease pattern presentation in Health Centre (2001-2011)  Disease 
TENGE Pinzo Assessment of patients satisfaction from rural health service  Patient satisfaction, Health Services 
THOMAS Cecilia  Comparison of disease pattern presentation in Health Centre (2001-2011)   Disease
TINGIN Hegar  Basic Health knowledge among pregnant mothers  Health knowledge, Pregnancy 
TIRKILANG Rodney  Assessment of patients satisfaction from rural health service  Patient satisfaction, Health Services 
TOLLY Ray  Knowledge and customs on prevention of child disease and promotion of child health in pregnant mothers  Child Health, Health Knowledge, Cultural beliefs 
TOMDA Arnold   Effectiveness of referral system  Family Planning
TOPEN Leoba  Basic Health knowledge among pregnant mothers   Health knowledge, Pregnancy
TOTONA Catherine  Knowledge and customs related to diet among pregnant mothers  Pregnancy, Nutrition, Cultural beliefs 
TURIA Enos  Basic Health knowledge among pregnant mothers   Health knowledge, Pregnanc
WALUP James  Prevalence of disabilities in rural areas   Disability
WARMAUE Ngareng General hygiene among pregnant mothers   Hygiene
WURI Regina Incidence and prevalence of diarrhea in children   Hygiene, Sanitation
YVIA Jonah  Assessment of patients satisfaction from rural health service   Patient satisfaction, Health Services

 

Health Management

2014 Final Year Health Management Major Porjects

Student Names Research Topics Fields/Discipline
AITSI Victoria Challenges faced in the implementation of the Provincial Helath Authroiry Act 2007 in Milne bay Province Health Systems
AMON Alex A study to assess top management views on Free Health Care and Subsidized Specialist policy at Modilon General Hospital. Health Policy
APA Kalinah A study to Investigate Health Information reporting system of Madang District Health Services Health Systems
BABO Ladonna An investigation to the unhealthy eating Habits of Divine Word University students Public Health
BAKANAU Noel A study to investigate interventions to address alcohol abuse by teenagers in Madang Town: The cause for Kalibobo and Yabong community in Madang Urban Public Health
BOWASE Tanumeng A  study to investigate the bypassing of first level of healthcare or Primary Health Care (PHC) at Modilon Hospital (MGH) in Madang in PNG. Health Systems
EVARI Joseph A study to investigate the career pathway development for Community Health Workers in Papua New Guinea. Health Systems
GEORGE Philip A study to investigate Quality Management Practices at Modilon General Hospital in Madang Province of Papua New Guinea Health Systems
GOHUVE Elmah A study to investigate the factors that influence decision making on the choice of employment  location by final year Rural Health and the residency students at DWU. Health Systems
HILEIA Edwin A study to investigate the common factors affecting  staff motivation and performance at Modilon General Hospital in Madang. Health Systems

HOMBIHA Noilline
A study to investigate interventions to improve existing programs regarding marijuana and home-brew thrives among the youths in Nagada Settlement near Madang Town. Public Health

KENJUE Samantha
A study to investigate pharmaceutical management practices to improve management and supply from Area Medical store to the health facilities in Madang Health Systems

KUA Emmalisa
A study to investigate the distribution of TB drug from the area medical store to the urban clinics in Madang town. PublicHealth
LIUMENE Shekinah A study to investigate the quality of maternal health at the Modilon General Hospital.
Public Health
MAIP Anderson A study to explore patients’ satisfaction on the quality of the services provided in the adult outpatient Area of Mount Hagen General Hospital Public Health

MANINI Ritchlyne
A study to investigate staff motivation at the District Health centre in Raicoast District of Madang province Health Systems

NOAH Tena

A study to investigate the capacity of DWU to provide basic health services to DWU community. Health Systems
PALILI Melanie A research study to determine if Maternal Waiting Home will be a suitable approach in improving maternal and neonatal health in  Raicoast District of Madang Province Health Systems
POSANAU Kiteni A study to assess student’s knowledge on  People With Disability at DWU Public Health
PUNUMPING Tait Contributing factors to adolescent smoking among school age children in Munum village, Morobe Province Public Health
SELBY Jasper A study to assess top management views on Free Health Care and Subsidized Specialist policy at Modilon General Hospital. Health Systems
VARIL Augustine A study to explore student perception on  the condition of the student messing facilities at DWU Public Health
WALLY Rayleen A study to investigate patient satisfaction at Modilon General Hospital: Staff attitude, performance and quality Health Systems

WANG Gershom
A study to investigate the factors that influence students to choose Health Management program at Divine Word University in Madang campus. Health Systems
WUSIK Benjamin A study to assess the views of the top management staff of Yagaum Rural Hospital on implementation of free health care policy (A perspective of the church managed hospital) Health Systems

2012 Final Year Health Management Major Projects

Student Research Outcomes Disciplines/Subject Focus
AFARA Blaise A Study to assess the mothers' knowledge on malnutrition in children under the age five years old at Modilon General Hospital Social Health
DIO Anastasia A Study to conduct at Siar Village in Madang Province to assess if the Village Health Volunteers have contributed to improve maternal Health in the village sustainably Maternal Child Health Care
DEMOK John Survey of Childhood immunization against measles in Bogia District Maternal Child Health Care
HORAMBE Ruth Barriers in acessibility of antenatal care among mother in Baimak Village  Mother/Child
KANDI Lisa Barriers to access Family Planning Service among the urban disadvantaged women in Banana Block settlement in Madang Province  Social Helath
KANGASI Samuel A comparative studey on users and non-users of family planning among young women married less than 5 years between the age group of 10 - 25 years old  Family Planning
KAUGA Magdalene Exploring views of postnatal mother's opinion about giving birth under supervised health professionals  Mother/Child

KUBIA Salote
Assessing the mothers knowledge about contributing factors or neonatal infections at Modilon General Hospital in Madang Province  Mother/Child
MARTIN Joel  Assess Quality of Health Services Provided at DWU Health Clinic  Heatlh Care Service
MAULUDU Rachael  Assessing the Accessibility to Family Planning Service in Madang Province  Family Planning
NAUWA Stewart  Blood donor(s) knowledge and attitude towards voluntary blood donation in Higher Learning Institutions of Madang Province  Health Care Service
RIPI Everlyn  Assessing the effectiveness of Immunization in Barum village in Madang Province  Maternal Child Health
SANGE Mirriam Assessment of mothers at Modilon, COPD to obtain thier knowledge on Pneumonia affecting their children under the age of five.  Infectious Disease
SHARP Hagar Assessing Family Planning Coverage for Women in Madang District  Family Planning
 SIPAS Aaron Identifying factors contribute to Increase of Adolescent Pregnancy in Aidibal village in Bogia District  Maternal Health Care
 SIVIO Nengope Improve Immunization coverage in rural areas of Kainantu District to serve the children under five age  Maternal Health Care
TONY Megu Assessing the need for Capacity Building in DWU Faculty of Health Sciences to increase the annual output of skill mix, qualified and accredited health professsionals  Health Care Training
VUIA Glenda  Assessing the Nutrition Status of Children under the five years of age who attend COPD at Goroka Base Hospital  Nutrition
WILO Terence  Acceptance of mobile phone eHealth: A Study of Health User opinions in Tubusereia Village and Pacific Adventist University in Central Province  Health Communication
WIRINGA Alphonsia Assessment of Immunization Program in Madang
   
 Maternal Child Health

 

2011 Final Year Health Management Major Projects

Student Research Topics Disciplines/Subject Focus
Brian Elizabeth A study on understanding the perceptions of OIC`s on the importance, use, and factors contributing to errors in data entry and late submission of monthly reports to PHIO in Madang District Health Information Management
Bulungol Christine Assessing general knowledge of HIV/AIDS no Prevention and Transmissionamong the grade 9 students at Tabubil High School.   Infectious Diseases
Sybila Tulem The Contributing Factors to Non-Acquittal of HSIP funds by HealthManagers and its impact on Health Service Delivery in Madang Province   Financial Accountability in Health
Francis Thomas     Impacts of HIV/AIDS health education among students of TusbabSecondary School in Madang Province.  Health Promotions
Ipia Rhoda  Assessing Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract Infections and the Contributing factors for children under 10years old at Modilon General Hospital      Infectious Diseases
Isin Steven  A cross-sectional study to identify the contributing factors to maternal death at  Modilon hospital due to pregnancy and childbirth complication   Maternal Child Health
Kale Rose  Determine willingness to enact local tobacco control Key Informant Semi-structured Interviews with Madang Political Leaders.   Health Policy
Kongop Benjamin  DWU Student Mess Based Nutrition survey questionnaires for students and messing staff   Food Nutrition
Kum Jayson  Basic Health Knowledge among Pregnant Mothers in Rural Health Settings.   Education
Levi Henry  A study on contributing factors to tobacco smoking among school age children in Madang Province   Life Style Diseases
Nayam Henry  Delivery of Health Care Service in Rural Health Settings: based on the observation of DWU’s Morobe students   Health Care Service
Nenewa Winsome  Study on Causes of Alcohol Consumption and its Effects on Academic Performance of Students in Divine Word University   Life Style Disease
Nonwo Vienna  Survey of eye vision problem in relation to the use of palm top computer among students in Divine Word University   Eye Care
Panta Wellington  Disparity between contraceptive knowledge and use amongst female tertiary institutions in Madang Province   Family Planning
Peruka Leonard  The Effects of Divorce on Student’s Study Habits and Social Life   Social Effects
Pius Doreen  Effects of unplanned and unwanted  pregnancies among female students at DWU   Social Health
Rouk Ila  A Study on Quality of Healthcare Services provided by DWU Health Clinic   Health Care Service
Sikas Maryanne      What is the quality of health care services provided at Modilon General Hospital Outpatient according to peoples view?  Health Care Service
Simeon Susan  An investigation of goods / foods sold in the dormitories and its health implication on the female students in divine word   Social Health
Singas Everlyn     A study on the motivating factors to the continuous increase of betelnut chewing amongst students at Divine Word University, Madang Province.   Life Style Diseases
Sohomai Consita  Study Accessibility to Health Care Services within Madang District   Health Care Service
Tabel Andrew  A study on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) of Tusbab Secondary School Students on the Use of Tobacco   Life Style Disease
Wando Wattie  A Study on people’s knowledge, attitudes, practices and perceptions (KAPP)
towards tobacco use in Divine Word University community, Madang 
 Life Style Disease
Yawa Esewa  Barriers to Condom Use by Male Students in Divine Word University   Sexually Transmitted Disease

 

Physiotherapy

2014 Final Year  Physiotherapy Students Major Projects

Student Names Research Topics Field/Discipline
ANIS Asu Darby A study to investigate lower back pain among bus drivers in the highlands highway Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
APPOLO Dolly A study to determine the use of physiotherapy care for respiratory conditions in Papua New Guinea Cardio respiratory Physiotherapy
AUPONG Lucy A study to investigate the increase in Body Mass Index in relation to use of modern technology at a tertiary institute in Papua New Guinea General Physiotherapy
GARAM Gabi A study to investigate the Effects of Balance Training in stroke during Hospital Phase Neurology Physiotherapy
GUTOK Jemma A study to investigate the increase in Body Mass Index in relation to use of modern technology at a tertiary institute in Papua New Guinea General Physiotherapy
JACK Rachael A survey on Physiotherapists Management of Osteomyelitis in Papua New Guinea Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
JOGO Serah A study to determine the use of physiotherapy care for respiratory conditions in Papua New Guinea Cardio respiratory Physiotherapy
JOHANG Siyih A study to determine the use of physiotherapy care for respiratory conditions in Papua New Guinea Cardio respiratory Physiotherapy
KENAKO Malan A study to investigate the increase in Body Mass Index in relation to use of modern technology at a tertiary institute in Papua New Guinea General Physiotherapy
KUA Erick A study to investigate the Effects of Balance Training in stroke during Hospital Phase Neurology Physiotherapy
KUK Ruth Kemga A study to investigate lower back pain among bus drivers in the highlands highway Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
MATHEW Erick A study to investigate the increase in Body Mass Index in relation to use of modern technology at a tertiary institute in Papua New Guinea General Physiotherapy
NANTS Alois A study to determine the use of physiotherapy care for respiratory conditions in Papua New Guinea Cardio respiratory Physiotherapy
NEVARE Rosemary A study to investigate lower back pain among bus drivers in the highlands highway Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
TIOTI Albert A study to investigate the Effects of Balance Training in stroke during Hospital Phase Neurology Physiotherapy
TUWASA Meerolyne A survey on Physiotherapists Management of Osteomyelitis in Papua New Guinea Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
VIRGIL Dianne A survey on Physiotherapists Management of Osteomyelitis in Papua New Guinea Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
YAESA Jacklyn A study to investigate the Effects of Balance Training in stroke during Hospital Phase Neurology Physiotherapy

2013 Final Year Physiotherapy Students Major  Research Project

StudentName Rsearch Topic Descipline/Subject Focus
 Benedict Eileen A study to determine the knowledge of Physiotherapy among Rural Health Workers in Madang Province Physiotherapy Knowledge
Aruge Glenys
Uvire Monsy
Laboran Eroldine A study to investigate the barriers affecting to seek management of females living with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Women’s Health
Ramtonic Shirlbyna
Sewani Jacklyn A study to determine the factors that affects staff satisfactory  in patient care at Modilon General Hospital Workplace satisfaction
Rifireka Rorayu
Diweni Jesse A study to investigate the effectiveness of cryotherapy in managing acute pain in sports injuries Sports Injuries
Mann Priscilla
Warambukia Damaris
Kelinga Lorraine A study to investigate the physiotherapy intervention in stroke rehabilitation    Neurology
Tapal Joe
 Volo  Lindah
Buko Tony
Ikori Moses A Study to determine the prevalence of postural discomforts amongst students in Divine Word University Ergonomics
Mark Victor
Kamjua Lyn
Pail Shadrach
Barnabas Samantha A study to investigate the effective intervention of CTEV Paediatric Orthopaedics
Amos Louis
Wilson Sylvester A study to investigate the effectiveness of physiotherapy management in foot drop reconstruction surgery for Leprosy Orthopaedics
Rodney Junior
Dama Balphina
Kombra Jessica A study to Investigate the Physiotherapeutic Interventions in Proximal Humeral Fractures (PHF) Orthopaedics 
Mark Francis
Kena Sylvester
Yinil Florence A study to investigate Physiotherapy effectiveness in restoration of motor function in cerebral palsy Paediatric Neurology

2012 Final Year Physiotherapy Students Major Research Projects

Student Research Topics Disciplines/Subject Focus
Sharon Anis A study to determine the factors that influence the cause of Osteomyelitis and the effective physiotherapy management,in Rehabilitation Physiotherapy/Orthopaedics
Agnes Aska A Study To Investigate Domiciliary Physiotherapy Services In Mt.Hagen General Hospital Physiotherapy/Home Care
Judy Aupae A Study to Identify Effectiveness of Cryotherapy on Conditions with Upper Limb Spasticity Neurology/Cryotherapy
Angelberth Bai A study to assess the provision of chest physiotherapy by national physiotherapist Cardio Respiratory Physiotherapy
Sieland Banda A study to appraise the effectiveness of Ponseti Method in children with clubfoot attending physiotherapy clinic in three highlands provinces Orthopeadics (Peadiatrics)
Joisaka Bena The study to investigate efficacy of inpatient physiotherapy service in Goroka General Hospita Physiotherapy/ Inpatient
Rachael Bruce A study to examine the Effectiveness of Range of Motion Exercise in Hemiplegics Neurology / Exercisetherapy
Leah Daniel A study to investigate the injury management of rugby league players in Papua New Guinea Sports Physiotherapy
Michelle Fae The Effectiveness of Acupuncture and Physiotherapy in Pain Management Physiotherapy/Acupunture
Helen Tim Imbu A study to find out the life experiences of cerebral palsy children aged between 12 -19 during physiotherapy and physical activity at Creative Self Help Centre in Madang Disability
Simau Kamel A study to investigate the role of physiotherapy in minimizing/preventing disability in common conditions resulting in acquired disability Orthopaedics
Cathy Karo A study to assess the Effective of Physiotherapy in Postacute Osteomyelitis of Tibia Orthopaedics
Joseph Kombeng A study to investigate the effectiveness of neglected clubfoot rehabilitation Orthopaedics
Thomas Konimai A Study to Document Outpatient Physiotherapy Services at the DWU Physiotherapy Research and Rehabilitation Center Physiotherapy/Outpatient
Phil Kurasim A study to analyze the effectiveness of cold therapy for sports injuries in me Sports Physiotherapy
Hazel Mange A study to investigate the effectiveness of Community Based Rehabilitation and need for Physiotherapy in Maprik Community Based Rehabilitation
Debbie Meko A study to examine the Effectiveness of Ultrasonic Therapy in Acute Soft Tissue Injury Management Electrotherapy
Paul Na'au A study on the common pattern of fracture sustained in children and its physiotherapy management Orthopaedics
Rorayu Rifireka The study to examine the effectiveness of physiotherapy intervention in neck pain Physiotherapy/Pain
Gail Sarei A Study to assess the effectiveness of Physiotherapy intervention and patients’ satisfaction in stroke rehabilitation Physiotherapy/Neurology
Linus Tohiana A Study to Compare the Effectiveness of Cold and Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in Acute Soft Tissue Injuries Electrotherapy
Jonathan Tombe A Study to Investigate the Effectiveness of Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal Injury  Electrotherapy
Hendriella Vilosi A study to identify the Barriers in receiving hospital-based physiotherapy services  Physiotherapy/Outpatient
Samuel Wapi A study to identify barriers that handicap persons with disability  Disabilty
Doris Wasifau A Study Examine the Current CBR in Madang Province Sylvester Wilson- A Study To Rule Out The Effectiveness Of Reconstructive Surgery On Foot Drop In Leprosy Patient Community Based Rehabilitation
Silvester Wilson A Study to rule Out the Effectiveness of Reconstructive Surgery On Foot Drop In Leprosy Patient Orthpaedics
Florence Yinil A study to investigate physiotherapy effectiveness in restoration of motor function in cerebral palsy  Neurology (Paediatrics)