News - Papua New Guinea

04

Mar '14

4 Mar 2014

Papua New Guinea

Midwifery's re-birth in PNG

A $10 million maternal and child health initiative in Papua New Guinea (PNG), led by the UTS World Health Organisation's Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development (WHO...

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26

Feb '14

26 Feb 2014

Papua New Guinea

40,000 government houses to be built in PNG capital

The National Housing Corporation in Papua New Guinea says it will build 40,000 new homes for public servants in Port Moresby to address the massive housing problem there. The managing director,...

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05

Feb '14

5 Feb 2014

Papua New Guinea

South-South labour migration in Papua New Guinea

How is Papua New Guinea integrating human mobility into its national and regional plans? Which are the institutional factors, international migration networks and cultural/historical similarities...

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28

Jan '14

28 Jan 2014

Papua New Guinea

Epidemics transmitted by mosquitoes

The first locally-acquired case of Zika virus infection that was detected in New Caledonia on Friday 17 January 2014 represents a new epidemic threat to the territory and the Pacific region,...

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13

Jan '14

13 Jan 2014

Papua New Guinea

Islands cheaper than Sydney homes

Eclectic collectors and eco-tourism investors from around the world will be targeted in the sales campaign for 21 pristine islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Australian-born,...

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05

Dec '13

5 Dec 2013

Papua New Guinea

PNG gets first mobile phone solar charging station

Multi national mobile phone operator, Digicell, says it has launched Papua New Guinea’s first solar charging station for mobile phone users. The project, completed with help from the New...

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04

Nov '13

4 Nov 2013

Papua New Guinea

Landslide in PNG buries village and blocks crucial route

At least nine people are feared dead after a landslide tore through a village in Papua New Guinea’s rugged Highlands region, following torrential rain. The chief of police in the Eastern...

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24

Oct '13

24 Oct 2013

Papua New Guinea

Preserving Asia and the Pacific's cultural traditions

Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and countries in the Pacific are home to a quarter of the world's languages. Many of the languages though are at risk of disappearing without a trace. To help...

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22

Oct '13

22 Oct 2013

Papua New Guinea

What the World Bank's tough new poverty targets mean for the Pacific

Updated 21 October 2013, 19:07 AEST The World Bank is reassuring Pacific nations that its tough new poverty targets will not result in a reduced focus on the Pacific Islands. What the World...

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10

Oct '13

10 Oct 2013

Papua New Guinea

Literacy levels among young students targetted in Papua New Guinea

A former education secretary in Papua New Guinea, Dr Joseph Pagelio, says efforts are being made to turn the country into a reading nation.He says PNG faces a reading crisis with the bulk of...

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07

Oct '13

7 Oct 2013

Papua New Guinea

PNG announces church-state partnership programme

The Papua New Guinea Government has announced details of a new programme to help churches improve their education and health services.The programme will include 17 point 6 million US dollars in...

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04

Oct '13

4 Oct 2013

Papua New Guinea

New road ends isolation for PNG town

Thousands of villagers in a remote part of Papua New Guinea finally have access to the outside world with the opening of a new road. Samberigi Village in the Southern Highlands was promised a...

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