Papua New Guinea

SHORT INFORMATION

Education in Papua New Guinea

Education in Papua New Guinea is not compulsory, and in the mid-1980s only one-third of the population was literate. The present government aims at upgrading and improving the system and quality of education.

SHORT INFORMATION

Papua New Guinea Health Care and Vaccinations

The main hospitals are Port Moresby General (Papuan region), Goroka Base (Highlands) and Angau Memorial. Visitors can use any of the private doctors or public consultation clinics. Doctors and hospitals are not free and often expect immediate payment for medical services.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Festivals and Events in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea has one of the most diverse populations in the world. Over 700 different languages are spoken in the country with a population of 5 million. Most people in the country reflect two extremes in the cultural spectrum.