West Papua facing youth HIV/AIDS crisis | Pacific Beat

West Papua facing youth HIV/AIDS crisis

West Papua facing youth HIV/AIDS crisis

Updated 3 April 2014, 10:46 AEST

Tackling an HIV/Aids epidemic presents plenty of challenges, but the number of challenges rises significantly in a place like West Papua.

The delicate political situation in the Indonesian province has to be taken into by account international donors, as well as local cultural sensitivities.

Dr Jenny Munro is a research fellow at the Australian National University and a cultural anthropologist with specialist knowledge of working in the field of HIV/Aids in West Papua.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Dr Jenny Munro, research fellow, Australian National University

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