Bosset Health Centre Bosset Station, Middle Fly DistricT, Papua New Guinea

PROJECT OVERVIEW: The Diocese of Daru-Kiunga, Western Province will provide expanded and improved health-care services to the people of Bosset and the catchment villages through a new Health Centre. Located in the Bosset Lagoon near the border to Western Papua, the Bosset Sub Health Centre has been operational since 1960s. At present the existing Health Centre serves a population of approximately 10.000 people. The Bosset lagoon is a very remote place. The station only can be reached by boat on the Fly River or by a chartered plane. The existing Health Centre is too small and in a bad condition, to meet the needs of the middle Fly population, the facilities must be extended and renewed. The old Health Centre will be refurbished and transformed into staff houses. Local leaders of the village and women’s representatives are involved in the planning and building process. It is mandatory to make special efforts to include gender equality, women’s empowerment and social inclusion (GESI) as integral to the project. Standard Health Centre Building as developed by the National Department of Health - 1.510m², 18 beds: Outpatient department, accident and emergency department, inpatient department, maternity, sterilization department, procedure room, rural laboratory, dental room and other associated non-clinical rooms and functions. The new facility will serve approximately 28.000 people from the Bosset lagoon and the surrounding villages including areas of Western Papua.

CATEGORY: Professional SETTING: Rural STATUS: On-going

BY: Catholic Health Services

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: In its fifteenth year, Incentive Fund – Phase 4 continues to provide high performing organisations with grants to provide economic opportunities or improve their services to Papua New Guineans. Recently IF-4 introduced a new requirement that 80 per cent of all funded projects have a focus on empowering women and girls. Partner organisations must make it their business to consult and involve women and monitor women’s views. IF-4 believes that sustainable development won’t happen successfully without gender equality, women’s empowerment and inclusion of persons with disability, protection of children and HIV/AIDS. For Partner Organisations approved for funding it is mandatory to make special efforts to include gender equality, women’s empowerment and social inclusion (GESI) as integral to their projects. Organisations must integrate and implement GESI specific plan activities and measure positive changes happening during the implementation at their organisational, service delivery level and into their IF-4 projects. Organisation’s day to day operational systems must be equitable and fair and project planning must be consultative and inclusive. Incentive Fund team includes capacity building in GESI would be provided to partner organisations as and when required.

PARTNERS: Incentive Fund – Phase 4, Australia and Papua New Guinea working together, strengthening organisations, building stronger communities. Incentive Fund is an Australian aid initiative, managed by Coffey, a Tetra Tech company, on behalf of the Australian Government. Horizont3000 is one of the oldest and largest Austrian non-government development cooperation organisation. We offer support to people in our partner countries in their aspiration to improve the quality of their lives in a sustainable and human way. HORIZONT3000 commits to the SDGs, the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda. We work on achieving the SDGs worldwide in our projects and, as a member of SDG Watch Austria, support their implementation in Austria.