KARUA Medical Centre

Karua Medical Centre is a private health care provider . Karua is a Panel Clinic for Immigration Medicals for Canada, UK & US

Karua Medical Centre is a private health care provider . Karua is a Panel Clinic for Immigration Medicals for Canada, UK & US

WHO Papua New Guinea

Today is World Blood Donor Day.

In the time of COVID-19, donating blood is more essential than ever.

If you have ever donated blood, thank you! If you haven’t and are healthy and able to, it’s never too late to donate blood and help save a life. Because every few seconds, someone, somewhere, needs blood.

The theme for his year's World Blood Donor Day is “Safe blood saves lives” with the slogan “Give blood and make the world a healthier place”. It’s a day that Papua New Guinea joins the international community in thanking voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.

The day also raises awareness of the need for regular blood donations, to ensure that those who need it have access to supplies of safe and quality-assured blood and blood products.

Transfusions of blood and blood products save millions of lives every year. “We need blood and plasma products every day to support cancer patients, new mums and babies, people with immune deficiencies or blood diseases, and people who need surgery,” said Dr Luo Dapeng, WHO Country Representative in Papua New Guinea.

“Blood donation is even more essential during the COVID-19 pandemic, where people may be less inclined to donate blood,” says Dr Luo. Currently, there’s no evidence anywhere in the world that coronavirus or other respiratory viruses can be transmitted through blood transfusion.

“At a time of crisis, when physical distancing is the new normal, we need to remind ourselves of the importance of solidarity and generosity. A small gesture like donating blood, can make a big difference to the life of people. As we celebrate World Blood Donor Day, we celebrate also human kindness,” adds UN Resident Coordinator in PNG, Mr Gianluca Rampolla.

Sir Brian Bell Centre for Transfusion Medicine blood bank at the Port Moresby General Hospital have implemented new measures during the State of Emergency to ensure the safety of staff, donors and patients receiving transfusions.

The blood bank is safe to visit and it is still safe to give blood. Only healthy people are eligible to give blood with donors screened upon entry for any indication they may be unwell. Physical distancing and hygiene measures are also in place, including screening of donors, wearing gloves, and wiping down surfaces after every donation.

New donors are always needed to replace those who are unable to give because of illness or other circumstances. It takes less than an hour to give blood, but it could change someone’s life.

One day it might be someone you love who needs blood. Or, it might even be you.

Below are some frequently asked questions about blood donation.
Who can donate blood?
-- If you are between 18 and 60 years of age
-- In good health
-- Weigh at least of 50kg for males or 45kg for females; and,
-- With good blood pressure.

Before donating blood, make sure you:
-- Drink enough water
-- Get enough rest
-- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
-- Avoid heavy physical activity
-- Eat enough food rich in iron and protein

How often can you donate blood? Each person can donate regularly. Men can donate every 3 months and women, every 4 months.

For more information about blood donation, contact the National Department of Health – National Blood Transfusion Service at 325 1066 or go to your local Blood Transfusion Centers and Blood Banks at the provincial and district hospitals.

Photos: Dr Lou Dapeng, WHO Representative and Mr Gianluca Rampolla, UN Resident Coordinator setting example by donating blood.

[06/08/20]   Well Baby Clinic On Today .
Measles vaccination for 6, 9 and 18 months available .

Not just for COVID but stop smoking for your general health !

Smoking makes you more vulnerable to COVID-19. So, stop smoking and give your lungs a chance -- and see your body experience a series of changes that continue for years.

WHO Papua New Guinea

Dengue virus is transmitted by female mosquitoes mainly of the species Aedes aegypti. Dengue mosquitoes like to breed in containers that collect water, like tires, bottles, tins and coconut shells.

Protect yourself and your family from dengue. Get rid of these objects from around the house and garden. Drain, wash and scrub water storage containers every week.

World Health Organization (WHO)

WHO released a scientific brief on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children with COVID-19: https://bit.ly/2TbyCl3

“I call on all clinicians worldwide to work with your national authorities and WHO to be on the alert and better understand this syndrome in children”- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

[05/13/20]   Well Baby Clinic on today .
Measles vaccine available for 6, 9& 18 month doses .

Well Baby Clinic on today 9am -2pm. Healthy children are happy babies . All childhood vaccines available FREE of charge . Service fee of K20 applies.



Five tips for parents to help children - and yourself - stay healthy and happy during COVID-19.


The COVID-19 crisis is a child rights crisis. Here are six ways countries can provide health, education and safety for every child.

[05/06/20]   Well Baby Clinic on today :9am - 2pm


The Coronavirus Self-Checker can help you decide when to get medical care. If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Please consult your medical provider or local health department for any symptoms that are severe or concerning. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2IV3uRh

WHO Papua New Guinea

Antibiotics do not treat or prevent viruses, including the one that causes COVID-19. In some patients, co-bacterial infection may develop, and in that case, the health worker might prescribe antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infection.

Never self-medicate -- take antibiotics only if you have been prescribed them. Stop abuse and misuse of antibiotics.

Well Baby Clinic today . All vaccines available including Measels !

Good morning and wishing you all a blessed week . Thankful for our blessing this morning courtesy of Tiaremo Florists . Friendly reminder to our babies - Well Baby Clinic in Tuesday and Thursday. All vaccines available .

WHO Papua New Guinea

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is posing a threat to malaria programmes worldwide, including Papua New Guinea. This could affect vulnerable populations who are at greater risk of malaria, particularly young children and pregnant women.

We should not scale back efforts to detect and treat malaria; doing so would seriously undermine the health and well-being of many people infected with a potentially life-threatening disease.

In the delivery of malaria services, follow basic precautions – avoid large crowds of people, observe physical distancing and ensure basic hygiene services are provided.

World Health Organization Western Pacific Region

COVID-19 confirmed cases and deaths in the World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region as of 10am Manila time on 24 April 👇

➡️ For more info on #coronavirus cases in the region, see the dashboard here: bit.ly/2X2JIvg

[04/24/20]   We will be closed for business over the weekend but will operate an On-Call service. If you are a registered client of Karua and require medical attention kindly call 3256970 for assistance.

Well baby clinic every Tuesday and Thursday especially for Measles . If you require the other vaccines and cannot make these days you can contact the clinic 3257491 for an appointment or walk in . Please be sure to follow our infection control process .

It’s World Immunization Week!

In the time of COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to continue protecting children against vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and polio.

During the immunization services, reduce your risk from COVID-19:
✅ wash hands frequently
✅ avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
✅ cough or sneeze into bent elbow -- not your hands
✅ maintain at least 1m distance from others


[04/23/20]   Well Baby Clinic on today 9am- 3pm !
All vaccines available for free!
For more details call 3257491

[04/23/20]   It is estimated that more than a million children worldwide 🌍 will miss out on the Measels vaccine due to the COVID-19 global crisis. Don’t let your child be a statistic . We have measles vaccines available for 6, 9 and 18 month old babies who are due for their shots . Our Well Baby Clinic is on Every Tuesday and Thursday 9am - 3pm . All vaccines available free . Service fee K20.

UN Women Papua New Guinea

Check on each other.


Covid-19 National Operations Centre

125 samples tested return negative – PM Marape

Department of Prime Minister & NEC

Approved for Release: Sunday 19th April 2020

The Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, MP, has announced that 125 samples taken on Thursday, 16th April 2020 has returned negative of the 2019 Coronavirus or COVID-19.

“The 125 samples collected included 1 sample from the Manus Province, 3 samples from Gulf and 121 samples from the National Capital District,” the Prime Minister said.

An additional 12 samples taken from East New Britain also returned negative.

“Samples from the NCD includes samples from myself, the Minister for Health & HIV/AIDS Hon. Jelta Wong, Minister for Police Hon. Bryan Kramer, the State of Emergency (SOE) Controller and Police Commissioner David Manning and the Deputy SOE Controller Acting Secretary for the National Department of Health Dr. Paison Dakulala.

“Over 300 samples collected on Friday including results of five members of the family of the first NCD case will be sent to Brisbane today for testing,” the Prime Minister said.

The Prime Minister is appealing to the residents of NCD and the people of Papua New Guinea to remain calm and stay at home to allow the Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) to continue with contact tracing.

He commended the SOE Controller for initiating the immediate lockdown of the Morauta House to start contact tracing of more than 300 staff who work on a rotational basis at the National Operations Centre.

“Samples have also been collected from her family and sent down to Brisbane for testing, with other samples of persons of interest who work at the Morauta House.

The Prime Minister is urging all Papua New Guineans to continue or start seriously practicing the following prevention health messages;

· Washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and clean water;

· Cough or sneeze into your flexed elbow;

· Do not touch your mouth, nose and eyes;

· Practise physical distancing of 1.5 meters;

· Do not go to crowded places; and

· If you do not have a good reason to go out or move around, kindy stay at home.

He reiterated the Minister for Health’s message that the virus does not move, people move the virus when they move.

In the meantime, the Prime Minister has called on the people of PNG for their understanding and cooperation during the State of Emergency.

He said developed countries with better medical facilities have been devasted by the coronavirus and Papua New Guinea cannot let that happen in the country.

“PNG’s health system cannot cope should we experience an outbreak. That is why the Controller of the State of Emergency has issued various directives aimed at stopping the spread of Coronavirus or COVID-19.

“It is in PNG. That is a fact. We now need to stop it from spreading.

Prime Minister Marape said, “We are not taking any chances on trusting the people with practicing the health messages so in some instances, orders have been issued such as;

1. Limiting the number of passengers on all public transport;

2. Prohibition of all travel in and out of border provinces and provinces with confirmed COVID-19 cases; and

3. Only cargo and medical personnel are allowed access.

The Prime Minister added that as the SOE goes on, the Controller upon advice from the medical team will be issuing additional orders deemed necessary to assist the fight against COVID-19.

Hon. James Marape, MP
Prime Minister


Operations Commander of the Joint Agency Task Force and Deputy Police Commissioner Donald Yamasombi said curfew for the COVID-19 provinces begins at 9pm tonight and ends at 6am every dat till 30 April 2020. Essential personnel and vehicles have been issued with passes (orange or red) to travel during the curfew. Others been given a signed letter of approval from the Controller of the SOE Mr David Manning. Everyone is asked to cooperate with us in this fight against COVID-19.

WHO Papua New Guinea

It is important to maintain a healthy diet now more than ever. Eat nutritious foods -- boost your immune system, and prevent communicable and non-communicable diseases.
Stay healthy as we fight COVID-19.

Drinking alcohol does not protect you against WHO -Covid-19

FACT: Drinking alcohol DOES NOT protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous.

Frequent or excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of health problems.

Some useful tips to help you get through .

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[03/29/20]   Well Baby Clinic .
Babies requiring their Measles /Rubella vaccines can come in after the lock down period. For the other vaccines you may attend on Tuesdays &Thursday as usual .

World Health Organization (WHO)

FACT: Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more without coughing or feeling discomfort DOES NOT mean you are free from the coronavirus disease or any other lung disease.

World Health Organization (WHO)

COVID-19 parenting tips:

1️⃣ Spend One-on-One time with your child

COVID-19 is not airborne -WHO

FACT: COVID-19 is NOT airborne.

The coronavirus is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks.

To protect yourself:
-keep 1m distance from others
-disinfect surfaces frequently
-wash/rub your 👐
-avoid touching your 👀👃👄

World Health Organization (WHO)

You may catch COVID-19 and be at risk of becoming severely ill, if you've a noncommunicable disease/a pre-existing condition such as:
❗️Cardiovascular disease
❗️Chronic respiratory disease

Here are tips for people affected by these conditions to stay safe:
✔️Take your medicine & follow medical advice
✔️Secure 1 month+ supply of medication
✔️Keep distance from sick people
✔️Wash 👐 often
✔️🚭 or quit drinking 🍾
✔️ Protect mental health

UN Women Papua New Guinea

Wanem ol samting yu ken wokim lo abrusim Coronavirus.

WHO Papua New Guinea

St John Ambulance PNG

Official COVID-19 Awareness Program - an initiative of the Department of Health, the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary and St John. Approved by Dr Sam Yockopua, Chief Medical Officer COVID19 and St John Chief Doctor.

WHO Papua New Guinea

Save gut long sik COVID-19

[03/23/20]   WE ARE OPEN TODAY !

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Koani Street GORDONS Industrial, Area Section 60 Lot 23, , Gordons
Port Moresby

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00