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Antonia Kumbia

Eastern Highlands Provincial Hospital, Goroka, Papua New Guinea


Antonia Kumbia

Antonia Kumbia BSc, MBBS, DGO, MMED in O&G
Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Eastern Highlands Provincial Hospital, Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea

I am Dr Antonia Kumbia; I was born on the 1st of October in 1965. I graduated with the following qualifications from the University of Papua New Guinea: Bachelor of Science Degree in 1991, Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 1997, Postgraduate Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in 2001 and Master of Medicine in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in 2009. I am currently the Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at the Eastern Highlands Provincial Hospital (since January 2009), and between July 2011 and February 2013 I was the Deputy Chief Obstetrician & Gynaecologist for the Highlands Region of Papua New Guinea.

I have been actively involved in the training of healthcare workers and other relevant people in GBV, SPRINT, and Essential Obstetric Care, and the training of midwives at the University of Goroka in Eastern Highlands Province, collaborating with UNFPA and WHO. Currently I am piloting the use of Visual Inspection of the cervix using acetic acid (VIA) to screen for cervical cancer at my hospital, and I am one of the co-investigators with researchers at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research, in a VIA study, a pregnancy loss study and other studies yet to be carried out.

I have been officially appointed by the Secretary of the Ministry of Health to be a member of the Papua New Guinea National Cancer Control Policy Advisory/Working Committee.

I am a member of the Papua New Guinea Society of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, the Pacific Society of Sexual and Reproductive Health and an Associate Member of the Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists.