Illuminating the local: Stories of health in Papua New Guinea

About 12 months ago, Mr Wep Kanawi (Director of the PNG National AIDS Council) told a story about health in Papua New Guinea… 
His story intersected the lived experience of three people.  His mother, who had lived her 90 years in the village in Manus, with only the lightest of touches of the formal health services (twice in her life had she been to a health clinic); his Port Moresby based daughter who was a heavy user of health services; and that of himself as a senior Administrator for over 40 years who had witnessed, and attempted to interpret, the various manifestations of the PNG health system over that time.

… The heart of his story was about spheres of health action in PNG that have never really connected
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