PNGIMR’s Senior scientific officer delivers virtual training

More than 20 volunteers from Ward 3 and 4 of Goroka Urban LLG, who are assisting the Eastern Highlands Provincial Health Authority and Police Taskforce to enforce the Niupela Pasin during the lockdown period in EHP, undertook an awareness session at the PNG Institute of Medical Research on November 9, 2021.  PNGIMR COVID-19 team member and scientist, Valentine Siba, gave a short awareness session on the new delta variant, explained why taking vaccine was important and reminded the participants on Niupela Pasin strategy on the importance of wearing face masks, social distancing and vaccination.

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