Beyond the numbers: Papua New Guinean perspectives on the major health conditions and programs of the country.

Whittaker, Maxine, Piliwas, Lindsay, Agale, Jubal and Yaipupu, Jssica (2009) Beyond the numbers: Papua New Guinean perspectives on the major health conditions and programs of the country.. Papua and New Guinea medical journal, 52 3-4: 96-113.

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Author Whittaker, Maxine
Piliwas, Lindsay
Agale, Jubal
Yaipupu, Jssica
Title Beyond the numbers: Papua New Guinean perspectives on the major health conditions and programs of the country.
Journal name Papua and New Guinea medical journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-1480
Publication date 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 52
Issue 3-4
Start page 96
End page 113
Total pages 18
Place of publication Goroka, EHP Papua New Guinea
Publisher Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject 2700 Medicine
Formatted abstract
 How members of the community perceive and respond to diseases and health problems are important variables to take into account when planning interventions and priorities in a health system. This paper summarizes some qualitative research undertaken in 2001 and 2002 in Papua New Guinea as part of the formative research for health promotion activity development for immunization, maternal health, tuberculosis and malaria services. It provides some highlights of the health beliefs and health-seeking behaviours amongst a range of urban and rural populations in a range of provinces in Papua New Guinea (PNG), and across a range of age groups including young adults. The findings reinforce that these health-related issues are seen by most of the population as important, although maternal health lags behind, especially in male respondents' perspectives. However, how they respond varies often with the planned health system interventions, and these differences need to be understood and addressed in order to increase the acceptability and efficiency of health services in PNG.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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