Susu Mamas is a non-government organisation (NGO) that was formed over 30 years ago to support and promote breast feeding for infants.
In 2009 we received funding from AusAID HIV Programs to expand the Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) to the WHP and Morobe Province. The PPTCT program was integrated with maternal and child health services.
Since 2011 the emphasis has been on the provision of integrated Family and Youth health services at; urban clinics, rural and settlement outreach clinics and in partnership with other government and non-government health care providers.
The demand for services has increased rapidly and Susu Mamas now provide health services in (7) seven provinces which are operated from (4) four provincial offices.
Funding Sources for 2013
- NDoH National Department of Health
- AusAID Health/HIV Programs
- Private Sponsorship
Urban Health Facilities
One stop approach for integrated family and youth health care. Referral pathways established for more extension health care.
Hospital Support Service
Susu Mamas promotes the Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative BFHI. Provides information to women and infants before discharge.
Training for Health Workers
Outreach Health Services – mobile clinics
Primary health care services for settlement and rural communities.
School child health services.
Joint Clinics. Urban & Rural areas.
We provide joint Maternal and child health services with other health facilities.
For Businesses and Community groups (Outreach sites).