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Media Outlets Report on Outcomes of Papua New Guinea's HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Prevention Programs

April 5, 2011

VOA News examines how increased surveillance and prevention programs in Papua New Guinea have helped to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS in the region. The country has one of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the Pacific region. Despite progress, the article describes health experts' concerns about the sustainability of prevention programs (Corben, 4/2). ABC Radio Australia describes the role churches and faith-based organizations have played in educating the community about HIV/AIDS. The piece includes comments by Eddie Kekea, a counselor at the Port Moresby-based Anglican churches division of education, and Linda John, a volunteer with the support group IGAT (Corben, 4/4).

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