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Plastic bags and bamboo knives: birth in rural PNG

Plastic bags and bamboo knives: birth in rural PNG

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How stunted growth affects more than 150 million children

How stunted growth affects more than 150 million children

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life – from conception until the age of two – are critical in determining whether they will be able to reach their physical, intellectual and productive…

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Ending baby deaths in Timor-Leste

Ending baby deaths in Timor-Leste

This was my first trip to Timor-Leste and I didn’t know what to expect. Looking at the statistics during my desk review, basic health care is a massive challenge in this corner of the…

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Stella's heartbreak: Seven children, four dead, three alive

Stella's heartbreak: Seven children, four dead, three alive

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Lynne McGranger: We can help women in PNG

Lynne McGranger: We can help women in PNG

Australian television star Lynne McGranger, who plays Irene Roberts on Channel 7’s Home and Away, shares her thoughts on the high maternal and child mortality rates in Papua New Guinea.

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Volunteers save lives in Papua New Guinea

Volunteers save lives in Papua New Guinea

Patricia found Judy bleeding early in the morning. Pregnant with her third child, Judy had gone into labour at home in her village in Kivori, in remote Papua New Guinea (PNG). She was a four-hour…

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