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Volunteer changing the lives of people in Papua New Guinea

Volunteer and project manager trainer, Monika Vnuk, is changing the lives of Papua New Guineans through her work with the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program. Working at the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research over the past nine months, Monika has created and led training courses for Papua New Guinean staff to […]

Governor-General’s visit highlights AusAID’s efforts to improve education and health services in PNG

The Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, visited a number of AusAID project sites in Papua New Guinea last week. The trip highlighted AusAID’s efforts in improving education opportunities, promoting health initiatives to combat HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, and implementing programs to end violence against women. On her first day in Port Moresby, the Governor-General was […]

Supporting children’s development through rugby league

Prime Minister Julia Gillard today launched a rugby league program in Papua New Guinean schools that will encourage healthy lifestyles for 50,000 children, while boosting their physical, social, reading and maths skills. The PNG Rugby League in Schools Pilot Program will support 50,000 Papua New Guinean boys and girls to participate in rugby league in […]

New isolation ward boosts the fight against TB in PNG

The effort to stop tuberculosis (TB) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) received a boost this week with the opening of new specialist treatment facilities at Daru General Hospital in PNG’s Western Province. Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Senator the Hon Matt Thistlethwaite, opened the 22-bed TB and isolation ward at Daru General Hospital with […]