Faith healing turns deadly in PNG | Pacific Beat

Faith healing turns deadly in PNG

Faith healing turns deadly in PNG

Updated 22 July 2014, 17:22 AEST

In Papua New Guinea revivalist churches are promoting prayer as a substitute for HIV/AIDS medication according to human rights groups.

PNG is a deeply Christian society and most mainstream churches are trying to improve attitudes to those living with HIV.

But with poor medical facilities and a widespread belief in sorcery the belief in faith healing is growing.

And PNG correspondent Liam Cochrane reports, the results are deadly.

Reporter: Liam Cochrane, PNG Correspondent

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