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Social Concerns – March 2021

Rise in marijuana consumption worrying March 3, 2021The NationalLetters THERE has been a spike in marijuana sale and consumption nationwide and it’s starting to become a norm.Marijuana is prevalent throughout our nation.The trade and usage of marijuana is surging and … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – October 2020

Doctor raises concern over increasing number of children with cancer October 7, 2020The National THE number of children with cancer recorded at the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH) is increasing every year but there are still many children with cancer … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – September 2020

Medical stores blamed for disrupting medical supply chain September 10, 2020 The National THE five area medical stores caused many problems in the medicine distribution supply chain, a Public Accounts Committee inquiry revealed.Committee chairman Sir John Pundari told Parliament yesterday … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – August 2020

PNG’s job crisis and COVID-19https://devpolicy.org/pngs-job-crisis-and-covid-19-20200807/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pngs-job-crisis-and-covid-19-20200807 There is no doubt COVID-19 is causing great economic damage all round the world, and Papua New Guinea is no exception. One estimate from the PNG Trade Union Congress is that more than 10,000 jobs in the … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – July 2020

PNG hospitals brace for Covid-19 surge. 27 July 2020 https://www.pngattitude.com/2020/07/png-hospitals-brace-for-covid-19-surge.html PORT MORESBY – Papua New Guinea’s Covid-19 outbreak could overwhelm its health system within days, the country’s pandemic chief has warned, as masks have been made compulsory in the capital, … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – June 2020

Transparency and Coronavirus https://www.pngattitude.com/2020/05/transparency-weighs-in-against-corruptavirus.html 31 May 2020 | Transparency International PNG Link here to the full article which includes useful tables PORT MORESBY – As most countries have begun scaling down safety measures against Covid-19, Transparency International PNG (TIPNG) has … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – May 2020

PNG Heading for Recession 08 May 2020 https://www.pngattitude.com/2020/05/png-heading-for-recession-say-forecasts.html | Business Advantage PNG | Edited extracts PORT MORESBY – Economists are forecasting a recession in Papua New Guinea in 2020 as the country struggles to deal with the global crisis caused … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – April 2020

Vigilant Nurse Health system unprepared for virus 10 April 2020 Human Rights Watch SYDNEY – Even before the coronavirus, the fragile health system in Papua New Guinea was underfunded and overwhelmed, with high rates of malaria, tuberculosis, and diabetes among … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – March 2020

Disparity in a global pandemic. Patients per DoctorItaly – 240:1S. Korea – 300:1Spain – 300:1USA – 390:1Australia – 400:1New Zealand – 420:1China – 950:1Papua New Guinea – 20,000:1 Penalty rejected: Steven March 2, 2020The National ACTING Prime Minister and Minister … Continue reading

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Social Concerns Notes – February 2020

So PNG, What is a Fair Deal https://www.pngattitude.com/2020/02/so-png-what-is-a-fair-deal.html PORT MORESBY – The politics of bigman, the economy of wastage and a public service that has become ‘private service for a tip’ all combined to deliver prime minister James Marape’s ground breaking announcement last … Continue reading

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