President of DWU Professor Cecilia Nembou receives a sample of the medical mannequins from Australian High Commissioner
Mr Bruce Davis.
The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences in Divine Word University received medical mannequins from the Australian Government recently.
The mannequins, or dummies in the shape of human beings, will be used for clinical training in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Surgery (MBBS) program and other medical programs such as Rural Health (Health Extension) and rehabilitation science (physiotherapy) in the faculty.
Australian High Commissioner to PNG, Mr Bruce Davis visited the Madang campus and presented the mannequins to DWU President Professor Cecilia Nembou in a ceremony attended by university staff.
The mannequins were acquired through the Kina-4-Kina assistance facility of the Australian government in PNG.
Mr Davis spoke highly of the progress DWU has made and said the Australian government is pleased to partner with the university.
He noted the contributions the Australian government has made through the Incentive Fund under the PNG-Australia Partnership Programme.
Mr Davis said DWU has received four rounds of Incentive Fund that paid for infrastructure projects totaling K27 million over the last 20 years.
He said it was pleasing for the Australian government to see the infrastructure put to good use in the university.
Prof Nembou said DWU is indebted to the Australian government and more so the Australian taxpayers who continue to support the university.
She said the university is grateful to have the kind of support it has received from the Australian people over the years.
Prof Nembou said DWU would go so far in terms of infrastructure, programmmes to provide service to the people of Papua New Guinea without the kind support from the Australian taxpayers.
While on campus, Mr Davis and other dignitaries were given a tour of the simulation room of the faculty where teaching doctors and medical students gave a demonstration of how the mannequins were used for medical education.
Mr Davis and the entourage were also visited the construction sites of the seven staff houses and two student dormitories funded by the fourth round of the Incentive Fund that DWU received.