Health / Human Rights / Papua New Guinea / Polio

Epidemic of corruption causing health emergency across PNG: New York Times

As a serial visitor and close observer of PNG, I’ve been tuned in to the growing distress and anger of health workers at the collapse of supply lines of basic medicines and equipment to hospitals and clinics right across the country. Social media has been churning with reports of desperate and often grieving families. All over the country, there are symptoms of a profound public health emergency; young and old are getting sick and dying unnecessarily. This is my story for the New York Times. Link here.