Papua New Guinea

National Department of Health

Tel: (+675) 301 3601/3634

AOPI Centre,

Waigani Drive

P O Box 807

Waigani 131

Paison Dakulala - Director
www.health.gov.pg

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Institute Profile

The National Department Of Health is focused on delivering better health services to the people of Papua New Guinea. The National Department Of Health plans and administers health programs that are implemented at the provincial and district level. Other programs are aimed at improving nutrition, human resources for health, dental care, and mental health. The government promotes safe water and food sanitation.It tries to control communicable diseases, and educates the public about the nature and the cause of major illness.

The role of the National Department of Health is to provide clear direction to the health sector on the health priorities, ensure policies are evidence based, assist the development of implementation plans, work with key stakeholders to ensure effective and affordable programs, and implement governance and  strategies that will promote accountability and transparency across the health sector.

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Facts

POPULATION:

6,732,000

SIZE:

462,840 sq km

GDP (USD):

$12.9 billion

AVERAGE INCOME:

$2,030

LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH:

- Pneumonia
- Malaria
- Tuberculosis
- Peri

INFANT MORTALITY:

47 deaths/1,000 live births

AVERAGE LIFE SPAN:

Male: 62 
Female: 65

 


Source: WHO, World Bank, www.phrha.org