Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, in the southwestern Pacific, encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands. The country is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world, with over 800 listed languages. The majority of the population of over seven million people live in rural areas, with only 18% of people living in urban centres. Strong growth in Papua New Guinea’s mining and resource sector has led to rapid economic growth, however many people in the country live in extreme poverty.

Motivation Australia’s engagement with PNG began in 2005 and has focused on increasing access to appropriate mobility devices, working in partnership with the National Orthotics and Prosthetics Service (NOPS) and the PNG Assembly of Persons with Disabilities.

Disability related statistics and information:
• The PNG National Policy on Disability suggests that PNG’s disability population matches or exceeds the World Health Organisation (WHO) global estimates that around 15% of any population have a disability.
• Based on WHO statistics an estimated 72,750 people require a wheelchair and 36,375 people require a prosthesis or orthosis.
• PNG signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRDP) in 2011, and launched a new National Policy on Disability in 2015.
• The Department for Community Development and Religion holds responsibility for coordinating disability issues on behalf of the Government of PNG.

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