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Dengue is a mosquito borne viral infection and infected persons yeast infection side effects develop fever, joint aches and pains, head ache, muscle pain and flu like symptoms. Complications of dengue include bleeding and kidney failure among others. The key to preventing dengue infection is preventing mosquito bites. In an outbreak situation, low resourced hospitals can be become overwhelmed quickly with sick yeast infection side effects people very quickly. Treatment of dengue infection involves confirming the infection with laboratory yeast infection side effects testing, giving intravenous fluids, medicines to control fever and pain and sick persons may yeast infection side effects require hospitalization for few days. This means hospital beds may be used up and limited yeast infection side effects resources for treating sick people may be quickly used up. Health workers may also become whelmed quickly. So being prepared is key to responding to a dengue yeast infection side effects outbreak.

It has been reported that there was one death from yeast infection side effects dengue infection during this current outbreak in yap state but yeast infection side effects resources maybe running out fast. Authorities in the federated states of micronesia are now working yeast infection side effects towards helping yap state to control and contain the dengue yeast infection side effects outbreak.

You see, I wish PNG were only corrupt. I wish that was all we had to deal with. But no, PNG is far worst than that. We are not only corrupt. We HATE and FIGHT incorruptible people. We actually hate the few good people amongst us. We see them as a threat to our survival because yeast infection side effects it seems the only way people get ahead in this yeast infection side effects country is through corruption. And the reason why so many are against the proposed yeast infection side effects sit in protest this friday.

So, it is no surprise that good people naturally do not yeast infection side effects find a safe haven in PNG. Good people in PNG are endangered species; not to mention the fact that they cannot even get yeast infection side effects ahead because the surest and fastest means to getting ahead yeast infection side effects is through the ‘C’ word – corruption.

Ours is a country where meritocracy is dead. If you want to get ahead and go far, don’t bother honing your craft. Just know how to play by popular rules. Learn to please those in charge. Learn to appease corruption. The result is that good people will excuse themselves. They show themselves the door.

Corruption is not merely a crisis in PNG. It is a culture. To get anything done (and I mean, ANYTHING!) you’d have to tip your way through. Everybody expects a tip. Sorry, scratch that, everybody DEMANDS a tip before they’d do their job! Their salary is not enough motivation. Yet if you fail to promote the same people or yeast infection side effects send them on international training, you are an enemy of progress. It’s one of the reasons some of us left the yeast infection side effects civil service. Still, we see people being promoted and elevated. The promotion and elevation by corruption.

There’s absolutely no way good people would thrive in such yeast infection side effects a hostile and toxic environment. The only option left for them is EXIT! They’ve got to find a place that best suits their yeast infection side effects moral and intellectual makeup. A place that welcomes normal people. A place where black is black and grey is not yeast infection side effects half white but grey. A place where talking like a normal human being is yeast infection side effects not seen as abnormal. A place where you are not nervous to speak sanely!

Haven’t you ever wondered why our best brains and best yeast infection side effects papua new guinean success stories come from abroad? I’m talking about good, personal success stories. That’s because good people always blossom in good environment. They find their niche and nest easily and BOOM! They explode!

This year marks another year for the PNG medical society yeast infection side effects hosting the annual medial symposium, this time in madang province. Timely and appropriately in madang too since the divine word yeast infection side effects university has commenced its own MBBS program for doctor training yeast infection side effects in the midst of much controversy and debate within the yeast infection side effects PNG medical fraternity. The public has not been engaged as much as one yeast infection side effects would expect perhaps from a lack of insight into the yeast infection side effects running of an MBBS program. But I am sure a good number of middle class yeast infection side effects parents are happy with the news because they have an yeast infection side effects alternative to send their children to study medicine should they yeast infection side effects wish to.

I have been a keen participant at the annual scientific yeast infection side effects meetings from my medical student days while researching at the yeast infection side effects sir buri kidu heart institute when conducting my research on yeast infection side effects betel nut chewing and effects on the cardiovascular system. And over the years I have noted a growing trend yeast infection side effects at the meetings that I think may hinder scientific and yeast infection side effects medical science progression in PNG. I have noted what can termed an “academic cartel”. This is similar to financial and drug cartels who promote yeast infection side effects and protect their interests and destroy others who stand in yeast infection side effects their way.

A handful of PNG academics and institutions appear to decide yeast infection side effects that a particular domain of health in PNG is worth yeast infection side effects researching or funding and over the years has become “their domain”. These “academic cartels’ also tend to promote their views on the subject matter yeast infection side effects while dismissing and make conscious efforts to propagate and promote yeast infection side effects their opinions. They have over time become to be known as the yeast infection side effects “experts” in PNG. Young PNG doctors and medical scientists are afraid to speak yeast infection side effects up in scientfic meetings and offer a differing opinion to yeast infection side effects these academic cartels’ research or opinions.

I also think that medical scientists from other countries who yeast infection side effects come to PNG to conduct medical research also strengthen the yeast infection side effects “academic cartels” by supporting the existing view in PNG rather than work yeast infection side effects with other young medical scientists in the various hospitals who yeast infection side effects would prefer to offer a differing opinion.

In my opinion this trend is worrying and the establishment yeast infection side effects of the second medical school in madang at the divine yeast infection side effects word university is welcoming and offers a way for young yeast infection side effects medical scientists and academics to academically challenge the status quo yeast infection side effects within the medical science research community in PNG (in a positive way) and offer alternative routes and pathways to improving health in yeast infection side effects rural PNG. The news of another medical school to be established in yeast infection side effects goroka at the university of goroka is also welcoming and yeast infection side effects is in the right direction.

After more than 10 years of being declared polio free yeast infection side effects by the WHO, the disease is back! And there are many other diseases that were once on yeast infection side effects the decline in PNG are now back and the number yeast infection side effects continue to increase each year. These re-emergence of diseases once thought to be decreasing is a yeast infection side effects direct reflection of the declining and now fragile public health yeast infection side effects service in PNG.

A rapidly increasing population (around 3% p.A) compounded by constraints in health resources has resulted in a yeast infection side effects decline in the quality of primary health care in PNG. I also think a major contributor to disease outbreak is yeast infection side effects the uncontrolled growth and unregulated growth of settlements in PNG yeast infection side effects creating the ‘urban poor’ population. When settlements spring up without planning for other support services yeast infection side effects such as water, sanitation and health service, diseases such as polio and other vaccine preventable diseases start yeast infection side effects to emerge. And that is what we are seeing in the urban yeast infection side effects PNG.

The focus of training for the health workforce therefore should yeast infection side effects be public health and primary health care. Much has been written about the resource constraints for the yeast infection side effects health service but this has to be fixed, focusing on resourcing urban clinics and rural health centers for yeast infection side effects the delivery of basic primary health care and public health yeast infection side effects services.

Frankly, I believe the health sector in PNG and particularly the yeast infection side effects professional health organisations like the PNG medical society or the yeast infection side effects other professional specialist organisations are not doing anything to combat yeast infection side effects sorcery related killings and torture in PNG. In fact, health workers in PNG are partly to be blamed for yeast infection side effects what is happening. How do I do know?

Let’s face it, rural health services are non-existent in most parts of PNG. So when someone comes in very sick and the health yeast infection side effects care worker is not sure of the diagnosis, they commonly tell the relatives – “em samting blo ples” (meaning = it’s caused by black magic). This has been going on for many years in rural yeast infection side effects PNG, and even in major hospitals in PNG. I think the health care workers just gave up educating yeast infection side effects their patients on the cause of diseases, ie, the medical science of disease. And over time, this was accepted without question by illiterate and partially educated yeast infection side effects rural people and because it was coming from a professional yeast infection side effects health worker so it must be true! That black magic is real and it can cause disease yeast infection side effects in people. So overtime, people in rural PNG accept the status quo and don’t bother going to health centres for treatment (besides it may be closed 80% of the time! Because of corruption, lack of finance etc etc..).

With so much being reported in the main stream media yeast infection side effects and social media about sorcery related killings and torture in yeast infection side effects rural PNG, I have not heard or read about what health professionals yeast infection side effects in PNG have decided to do. The focus seems to be on legislature changes related to yeast infection side effects sorcery and witchcraft. And bring the perpetrators to justice. Yes that’s good. But what about on going education and awareness of diseases, what causes them and that disease conditions are preventable and yeast infection side effects treatable. I think this is an important long-term strategy to prevent sorcery and witchcraft related killings and yeast infection side effects torture in PNG.

Now to the role of forensic pathology in sorcery and yeast infection side effects witchcraft related killings and torture in PNG. The call to make sorcery and witchcraft related killings to yeast infection side effects undergo mandatory forensic autopsy must be supported by the wider yeast infection side effects healthcare sector in PNG. This will enhance the long-term strategy of educating and public health awareness among the yeast infection side effects people.

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