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Subject: Incase you haven't read the post. (25/10/04)


Author:
Tommy
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Date Posted: 08:03:06 10/26/04 Tue

Moresby AIDS shock

14 die every day, 115 new cases every month at the POM Gen

THE Port Moresby General Hospital attends to 115 new HIV/AIDS cases every month and 14 people die from opportunistic infections every day.
National Capital District AIDS Committee chairman Elly Temu gave these shocking statistics during a meeting last week.
The meeting, one of the few held so far, was for the formation of PNG Wise, an umbrella organisation that is aimed at co-ordinating all HIV/AIDS programs conducted by non-government organisations.
Mr Temu said according to the Health Department’s analytical projections, there would be 10,000 infections per month in less than 10 years.
“And (Australian aid agency) AusAID estimates that 40 per cent of the working age population will be decimated in less than 20 years,’’ Mr Temu said.
“Taking current indications, the worst of this epidemic will be centred right here in the NCD.’’
He said everyone was at risk of getting infected or being affected by the disease.
“If no effective action is taken now, there are only two options for you and I — we contract the virus or we do not contract the virus but suffer the effects of the epidemic by paying more for basic goods and services. This is as the cost of living increases due to the decrease in the population, drops in gross domestic product (GDP) and increase in inflation,’’ he said.
Mr Temu said NGOs did a lot to contain the virus but needed an umbrella body to co-ordinate all the different programs.
He said all these different organisations also need to work together and strengthen their partnerships with other key players, including the National AIDS Council, provincial AIDS committees and donor agencies.
Among other issues the new organisation is looking at formulating a constitution and having the group registered as a recognised body.
Also at the meeting were United Nations AIDS country co-ordinator Dr Nii Plange and AusAID representative Tracy Newbury, who applauded Papua New Guinea’s efforts so far in dealing with the HIV pandemic.

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[> Subject: Re: Incase you haven't read the post. (25/10/04)


Author:
Tommy again.
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Date Posted: 08:18:48 10/26/04 Tue

and oh i forgot to mention this.....
do you ever wonder "why so many unemployed just wonder around in port moresby or lae?". Please Jiwakans, if you can't find a decent employemnt that say, pays you more than K2/hr in port moresby or any other city then please lets get back to our villages. I believe some of us are so freakin scared about even passing through port moresby. well we know that you can't do away with AIDS back in the villages too but yeah....village is home and a little bit of common sense in your relationships with people each day may do each of us through the years.

bunuman enem-enem kin seim.
[> [> Subject: Re: Incase you haven't read the post. (25/10/04)


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kimbirye
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Date Posted: 09:53:33 11/12/04 Fri

Iral ah...
I share the same sentiments which is the 'turning of deaf ears' to those awareness and the deal with looking after one-self from this AIDS/HIV scare.
For me, I think its is all a personal and an individual question where one has to ask themselves whether they would like to live of say goodbye.
God has given as the most powerful thing in the world (the brain) which we can use to practise our power of choice.
THis is because the campaign against this killer disease has been happening for a good number of years now since the first case in PNG.
Lets hope for the better!

Kawei... nongoi a kes kaim pai wo!!!


[> Subject: Re: Incase you haven't read the post. (25/10/04)


Author:
giscoo
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Date Posted: 21:02:06 10/27/04 Wed

what is so special about Pom or other major cities. those who are roaming there doing nothing, apart from students and decent workers, can die like dogs... coz they prefer to die that way so...Tommy do not waist your guts thinking for them...they have the god damme given brains to reason things and not to be too laizy...

kambel nol walem kei gol punambe... lep erim alamb walem...alamb ka garkol meim
[> [> Subject: Re: Incase you haven't read the post. (25/10/04)


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woshhh
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Date Posted: 17:55:04 11/11/04 Thu

anga...sekela...alamb wandil ko yu embe wei ne nei....
[> [> [> Subject: Re: Incase you haven't read the post. (25/10/04)


Author:
giscoo
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Date Posted: 05:57:52 11/12/04 Fri

Angna … we really do feel for our people…however it takes both sides of a coin to be a real coin… so our people need not to turn a blind eye on those awareness campaigns on Aids coz they are not just commercial shows…but rather listen and act with prudence.

Dispela I no wanpela show bilong blowim kondom olsem balum

Angna sori nind eh…na pende kumbol mul si pakle kenem alamb jen bol yu dongal nind…


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