• Health

    OBG reviews the government and private health sectors highlighting opportunities for international medical providers to enter local markets. Overall spending, ratios of medical staff, facilities per capita and project spending plans are analysed. Health tourism also comes under scrutiny where relevant.
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Report | The Report: Papua New Guinea 2015

Following successful completion of the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas project, the country is experiencing a surge of optimism about foreign investment and overall economic growth. PNG remains favoured by its traditional investors such as Australia, but it is increasingly a target for new players, including China and Japan.

Articles & Analysis | Demand for higher education rises in PNG from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2015

As Papua New Guinea’s population increases, the demand for education at all levels is also rising. The country is starting to build the infrastructure and train the educators necessary to cater for this large group of students. Even so, outside assistance is welcome in terms of funding and managerial assistance.

Interviews & Viewpoints | Dr Amyna Sultan, CEO, Pacific International Hospital: Interview from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2015

What benefits can private services bring to the health sector in Papua New Guinea?

Articles & Analysis | PNG uses PPPs to improve health care delivery from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2015

The health care landscape in Papua New Guinea is informed by its topography and culture: its highland mountains and deep valleys are home to a multitude of indigenous peoples maintaining traditional ways of life while coping with health issues symptomatic of a developing country. Meanwhile, on the coast and in cities such as Port Moresby, rising...

Chapter | Health & Education from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2015

Papua New Guinea’s health care system is delineated in the National Health Plan 2011-20, which places a distinct emphasis on the provision of basic care for the country’s poor and rural population. A new free primary care programme, launched by the government in 2014, eliminates all user fees from medical centres and clinics, with the aim of making basic health care free for all Papua New...

Interviews & Viewpoints | Francisco Javier Terrientes Mojica, Minister of Health: Interview from The Report: Panama 2015

What areas of public health care are you prioritising? What role can the private sector play?