Central Province is located on the south coast of Papua New Guinea, bordering the capital city of Port Moresby.
There are over 850 languages spoken in Papua New Guinea, and the majority of the population lives in rural and remote villages.
Only 50% of children in PNG are immunised; meaning that children are highly vulnerable to serious but mostly preventable diseases.
Around 75% of children in PNG live in homes, among extended family, where domestic violence has been reported.
Grace is only 10 years old, and has suffered from tuberculosis twice. ChildFund-supported mobile health clinics reach children like Grace with vaccinations, medication and health education.
“My biggest challenge living here is to live a healthy life. My dream is to live in a community that has no rubbish, a supply of food and a school that is developed.” Hayliness, 16 years old.
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