22 Jul 2014

Clinton highlights PNG health problems

4:13 pm on 22 July 2014

A former US president, Bill Clinton, is in Papua New Guinea, highlighting health issues in the country including HIV/AIDS.

The Post Courier reports he is in the Eastern Highlands provincial capital, Goroka, today visiting an HIV lab and treatment centre.

The facilities are funded by the Clinton Health Access Initiative.

Mr Clinton will meet expecting parents and look at antenatal care and services for the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS..

The paper reports the seven Highlands provinces have been identified as centres of the virus together with Morobe Province and the National Capital District.