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Nurse Betty Mundua blazes trail for PNG Health

Nurse Betty Mundua blazes trail for PNG Health

As an Infection Control Coordinator at the ANGAU Memorial Hospital in Lae, Betty Mundua is playing a leading role in promoting good health and hygiene practices as part of the provincial response to COVID-19. A clinical nurse by profession and an Australia Awards...

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Ipul’s passion for an inclusive PNG

Ipul’s passion for an inclusive PNG

When she took to the podium at a United Nations summit in Morocco a few years ago, Ipul Powaseu had every reason to feel proud of how far she had come. From her childhood in a small village in Manus, Ipul was now addressing delegates from around the world about...

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Female vet focuses on building capacity in animal health

Female vet focuses on building capacity in animal health

Tania Areori applied for an Australia Awards scholarship six years ago with the goal of becoming a veterinarian and contributing to animal health care in PNG. Dr Areori is now a qualified vet in PNG, having successfully completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with...

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Health is everybody’s business

Health is everybody’s business

When Dawaleia Norris (pictured above, first on left) completed a Master of Environmental Health with an Australia Awards Scholarship in 2019, dealing with a global pandemic was not in her plans. Fast forward to today, and Dawaleia is at the frontline. As a team leader...

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Ending family violence everybody’s business

Ending family violence everybody’s business

Australia Awards scholar Melkie Anton (pictured above) is a male advocate working to end violence against women – a shared challenge for Papua New Guinea and Australia. Male advocates campaign against family violence through community awareness-raising and education....

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