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18 February 2014


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And the buck stops with the elected PNG body politic -
O'Neill and his cohorts.

Australia handed Somare a fully funded and very efficiently
functioning Public Service.

If this pharmaceutical farce is the PNG governments solution for unchecked population growth then it just might work.

And does the governments inaction smack of Taoist philosophy: "Act without taking action / And things will be in order."

Is there no ISO standard for common sense?

Forgive me if I'm ranting but for obvious reasons I'm off my medication.

Those are shocking statistics but with respect Peter, the financial resources in PNG exist to ameliorate the situation. What is missing is a sense of empathy among the politicians and a lack of nouse among the public servants.

You know the old adage about teaching a man to fish rather than just giving him fish. If Australia props up the health system it will never improve. People will just sit back and let them do it. You can't help people who won't help themselves.

Besides, Abbott's solution would be something along the lines of encouraging economic growth (his answer to everything).

One can only hope that the present Australian government will find a way to raise health standards in PNG despite all the failings of the present Department of Health and the lack of understanding and capabilities of the present Minister for Health.
Obviously direct action is the way to go. Australian Doctors International could help.

Man's inhumanity to man, eh?

Again, an example of the disconnect between politics and people as the resource exploitation process alienates the benefits from those needful of them.

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