FHI 360 has worked in Papua New Guinea since 2004. Our programs address HIV and AIDS, gender-based violence and tuberculosis (TB). We receive funding support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Australian Government Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
FHI 360’s interventions in Papua New Guinea focus on eliminating neglected tropical diseases, such as lymphatic filariasis; strengthening the delivery of community- and health facility-based HIV/AIDS services that target key populations; strengthening community- and facility-based efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women, girls and other vulnerable groups; facilitating the introduction of newer drugs, such as bedaquiline, for the management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, including setting up systems for active drug safety management and monitoring; and conducting surveys on family well-being and behaviors among key populations.
Through effective partnerships with government and nongovernment stakeholders in Papua New Guinea, FHI 360 has built strong and long-term relationships with individuals, groups and communities. These relationships provide a platform for expanding our programs in other areas of human development. By working in close collaboration with key government partners, such as the Papua New Guinea National Department of Health, the National AIDS Council and the Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee, as well as provincial governments and civil society organizations, we ensure local capacity building to sustain the gains made by our programs.