Posts Tagged ‘HIV AIDS’

New study reveals Papua New Guinea’s alarming HIV epidemic

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Researchers from the Papua New Guinea Institute for Medical Research and the Kirby Institute at the University of NSW say expanded health services are needed to tackle high rates of HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infection among key populations in Papua New Guinea. The study, Kauntim mi tu (“Count me too”) was released on 16 May in Read more

Cardinal Ribat warns against ignoring AIDS and HIV

Monday, December 11th, 2017

In his message for World AIDS Day, December 1, Cardinal Sir John Ribat said people in Papua New Guinea are almost forgetting about HIV and AIDS. Ribat is the Archbishop of Port Moresby and the chairman of Papua New Guinea Christian Leaders Alliance. “I’m afraid to say that people and the Government are thinking that Read more

Cardinal Ribat – projects must be financially accountable and transparent

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Churches in Papua New Guinea (PNG) engaged in health, HIV and AIDS and education projects and programmes are encouraged to continue to be accountable and transparent before God when dealing with public funds. They also must ensure the promotion of good governance “as we continue to provide vital basic services to our people in PNG.” Read more

PNG archdiocese tackles growing homeless children problem

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The Catholic Church in Mt Hagen archdiocese in Papua New Guinea is responding to an increasing number of homeless children in the area. A “think tank” was held recently to look at the nature and extent of the problem and how the Church might respond. Archbishop Douglas Young of Mt Hagen told Radio Australia International Read more

Revivalist PNG church says faith healing can cure HIV

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Revivalist churches in Papua New Guinea are promoting prayer as a substitute for medication to those with HIV, according to human rights groups. But The mainstream churches in PNG are working with the United Nations and non-government organisations to help people access services. Catholic archbishop John Ribat is a member of the Christian Leaders Alliance. Read more

Keep their voice loud

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Recently I had a great opportunity to know the reality of migrants from Myanmar living on the Myanmar-Thai border. In Ranong, I taught English in a learning centre and I was amazed by the children’s interest in learning and by their respect for their teachers. I also realized that learning English and Thai can make Read more