Braun Lutheran Community Health Workers College will be made into a fully pledged Nursing College for Morobe Province.
This announcement was made by Morobe Governor Hon Ginson Goheyuc Saonu at the institution during his Provincial District Visit to Finschhafen.
The declaration was binded with the signing of a Memorandum of Understading with Braun Lutheran CHW College, Morobe Provincial Government, Morobe Provincial Health Authority, Lutheran Health Services and Morobe Provincial Administration.
The agreement will now see that Braun Lutheran CHW College will receive direct annual funding from the Morobe Provincial Government and will produce more nurses to serve Morobe Province and the FISIKA region.
Governor Saonu said the decision will see the transfer for CHW Courses to Etep and the technical proper documentation& physical planning with execution for the establishment of the nursing college will take effect overtime.
The announcement was made in the presence of two Deputy Administrators of Morobe Provincial Administration (Mr Robin Bazzinuc & Mr Miring Sigoling), Principal of Braun Lutheran CHW College, Morobe Provincial Health Authority CEO Dr Kepas Binga and Morobe Provincial Planning Executives.
A further K200,000 was presented to the school for a new Administration Building to be constructed in parallel with the transition of the status of the institution as well.
Governor Saonu said his Government is keen to empower health services in Morobe Province along with services such as Education & Infrastructure support amongst others.
“Dispela yumi mekim lo kirapim helt sector lo Morobe Provins so pipol can gat gutpela helt care.” (We are doing this so that we can revive the health sector in Morobe Province and for the people to receive better health care)
This is the first time the Morobe Provincial Government has ever taken a step to partner with the institution since its establishment many years ago.