Indifference to mosquito bednets increases malaria risk in PNG | ABC Radio Australia

Indifference to mosquito bednets increases malaria risk in PNG

Indifference to mosquito bednets increases malaria risk in PNG

Updated 20 February 2013, 15:48 AEST

Malaria is a major health problem in Papua New Guinea.  It kills hundreds of people each year and sends many more to hospital.  Yet a large number of people choose not to use the bednets that could prevent them becoming infected.

So why do so many people choose not to use these very effective  insecticide-impregnated bednets that have been widely distributed across the country?

Justin Pulford from the PNG Institute of Medical Research in Goroka explains.

Presenter:  Heather Jarvis
 
Speaker:    Dr Justin Pulford from the PNG Institute of Medical Research in Goroka
 
 
 

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Heather Jarvis

Heather Jarvis

Presenter

Heather has worked in radio for 30 years, spending more than half of that time with Radio Australia specialising in the Asia Pacific region.

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