Papua New Guinea Country Profile

Papua New Guinea Country Profile

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Country Overview

CDC began providing technical assistance to the Government of Papua New Guinea in 2007 and established an office there in 2012. CDC’s work in Papua New Guinea is focused on building a sustainable, country-owned response to the nation’s HIV and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics as well as strong health systems to support that response. CDC supports capacity building efforts around the design, implementation, and evaluation of HIV surveillance systems and improving national health information systems to collect, store, analyze, and use high-quality data essential to HIV prevention and treatment. In addition, CDC works with the nation’s Central Public Health Laboratory to strengthen laboratory systems essential to the HIV and TB response.

Per Capita GNI

$2,530

(2018)

Population (million)

8.61

(2018)

Under 5 Mortality

53/1,000 Live Births

(2017)

Life Expectancy

66 Years

(2017)

Estimated HIV Prevalence

0.8%

(Ages 15-49): (2018)

TB Treatment Success Rate

62%

(2016)

Estimated TB Incidence

432/100,000

(2017)

TB Mortality

53/100,000

(2017)

TB patients with known HIV-status who are HIV-positive

7%

(2017)

Reported Number Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

27,975

(2018)

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