Health of adolescents in Papua New Guinea

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Abstract

Papua New Guinea is the eastern half of the island of New Guinea located in Oceania and is the largest and most populated country of all the Pacific island countries. It is divided administratively into four regions: Southern Coastal Region, Northern Coastal Region, Highlands Region and Islands Region. The country’s population is geographically and culturally diverse with over 700 cultural groups, many in remote rural areas.This presents logistical challenges in health care service delivery, with churches and community groups providing about 50% of all health and education services in the rural sector. Law and order remain a key development constraint in Papua New Guinea.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWorld Health Organization
Commissioning bodyWHO - WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

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