“The Prime Minister of PNG publicly decries the state of PNG hospitals, and regularly approaches his near neighbor Australia for help to improve them. The poor state of PNG hospitals is a consequence of a long slow deterioration of infrastructure, and weakening governance and management… Can PNG do what Lesotho did to turn its tertiary referral hospital around – radically, decisively and very much for the better?” [read more].
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