Kylie McKenna is Research Fellow at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development, University of Technology Sydney.
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Misunderstandings about the challenges involved are resulting in stigma, unemployment and isolation.
PNG’s new health plan: “Leaving no one behind is everybody’s business”
A homegrown effort to empower healthy communities will still benefit from sustained international engagement.
Bougainville independence: recalling promises of international help
The pandemic has blown the referendum result off front pages – but that doesn’t make the challenge any easier.
Papua New Guinea: Journey to Ambullua
A trek to a remote village in the PNG Highlands uncovers the everyday challenges and dangers facing children.
The Bougainville referendum: Celebrations turn to sadness and hope
The emotional responses to the vote offer a more nuanced picture than an emphasis on hypothetical worst-case outcomes.
The celebratory Bougainville referendum – stories from Siwai
Bamboo bands, drums, and groups of women singing and dancing are the backdrop as Bougainville decides its future.