Access to water, sanitation and hygiene facilities (WaSH) in Western Province’s South Fly District continues to be strengthened under the South Fly Resilience Plan (SFRP).
The SFRP, supported by the Australian Government through the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership, aims to strengthen government and community mechanisms to improve WaSH standards and food security in
the South Fly region.
Australia is also building upon its existing investments supporting improvements to health and infrastructure needs in South Fly and working to address the harsh impacts of climate change, long dry seasons and
flooding, which results in contaminated water, unreliable cropping systems and infectious disease outbreaks.
Under the SFRP – refurbishment works have started on community health centres, water tanks have been provided to communities, regular COVID-19 awareness have been conducted, vaccinations have been rolled out and WaSH surveys have been done across South Fly.
The South Fly Resilience Plan involves collaboration from World Vision, Community Ranger Program and the South Fly District Administration.
On a recent visit to South Fly, Australian High Commission representative Paul Lehmann spent time in communities with the World Vision survey teams and Community Rangers.
Mr Lehmann commended the World Vision and Ranger teams for the long days and distances travelled throughout South Fly, the effective engagement with community and local-government, and their commitment to improving living standards in communities.