Stories from Papua New Guinea

For many years I sat in meetings with senior PNG health and development colleagues as we discussed how to address the health challenges in the country. I remember many times saying “what about Gulf, we need to do something about Gulf”. Gulf with its 180,000 odd population distributed sparsely across its very large land mass is situated between the big giants of Central Province, Western Province and Southern Highlands. Its geographic isolation and lack of infrastructure make it difficult to attract health professionals to come and to stay.