Latest news and blogs from Papua New Guinea

March 24, 2017
Photo - Jo Chandler writes: "What we found in Daru Hospital were conditions beyond the worst I had seen in hospitals in Kinshasa, hitherto my baseline for as-bad-as-it-gets."
This World Tuberculosis Day, award-winning journalist Jo Chandler recounts her investigation into the small Papua New Guinean Island of Daru, where she witnessed a TB outbreak of epidemic proportions…
November 24, 2016
Photo: ChildFund and the PNG Counsellors Association are helping to build a new generation of qualified family violence counsellors in Papua New Guinea
25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To mark this day, we are drawing attention to the issue of family violence in Papua New Guinea, and a new national helpline which is providing support to those affected...
November 4, 2016
Photo: ChildFund PNG country director Manish Joshi was among the EU grant recipients at the official announcement in Port Moresby.
ChildFund Papua New Guinea has been awarded a grant of PGK1.1M by the European Union to strengthen child protection mechanisms and community justice systems in Central Province...
September 30, 2016
Photo: In its first year of operation, emotional abuse, physical violence and threats of harm were the top three incidents prompting calls to Papua New Guinea's family and sexual violence counselling hotline, along with 94 reported incidents of child abuse [image credit: Vlad Sokhin/ChildFund Australia]
In its first year of operation, emotional abuse, physical violence and threats of harm were the top three incidents prompting calls to Papua New Guinea's family and sexual violence counselling hotline, along with 94 reported incidents of child abuse... WARNING: THIS STORY CONTAINS CONTENT THAT MAY BE UPSETTING.
September 12, 2016
Photo: Celestine with her sons outside the health clinic where she works: "We never turn a TB patient away."
For Papua New Guinean health worker Celestine, tackling the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in her country has become somewhat of a personal crusade, after losing both of her parents to TB and contracting the disease herself...

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