Papua New Guinea responds to COVID-19

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As Papua New Guinea’s near neighbour, Australia, sees panic buying and mass event cancellations, PNG’s government and state-owned entities are using its global head start to set up a raft of new measures.

Opinion: Seven key challenges facing Papua New Guinea … and how to tackle them (part 1)

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There are many challenges facing Papua New Guinea but which are the most critical to address first? In the first of a two-part series, Jenny Hayward-Jones outlines seven key issues that confront the nation’s emerging leaders. In the second part, she identifies which areas to target first. Trying to solve all of them at the same time, she believes, will not deliver the progress Papua New Guineans expect.

Pacific International Hospital targets more affordable health services in Papua New Guinea

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Pacific International Hospital, Papua New Guinea’s only private hospital offering advanced tertiary healthcare, continues to introduce medical treatment not previously available in the country at its new facility in Port Moresby. CEO Dr Amyna Sultan told Business Advantage PNG that the PIH is now focused on making this treatment more affordable for average families.

Private companies boost Papua New Guinea’s health sector

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The private involvement in healthcare has expanded substantially in Papua New Guinea as foreign investment, particular into the country’s mining and petroleum sectors, has grown. We present a brief overview of the sector.

Around the world: more grisly headlines overshadow positive international coverage of Papua New Guinea

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Violence in Papua New Guinea gets wide international coverage but, closer to home, Australian media focuses on some good news stories.

Private sector rallies against HIV/AIDS

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The skills crisis that Papua New Guinea is currently undergoing could pale into comparison over the next couple of decades if PNG’s escalating HIV/AIDS threat is not brought under control. It is estimated that 1–2% of PNG’s population is infected with the HIV/AIDS virus. Besides the obvious social and personal cost, the epidemic also poses […]