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The National Department Of Health is a statutory Organization focused on delivering better health services to the people of Papua New Guinea to:

  • Medical Supplies Reforms.
  • Health Workforce Development
  • Capacity Building for Health Leaders
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During my short time as Minister for Health and HIV/AIDS, the greatest challenge we now face as a part of the global community, and as a country, is the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This assessment of risk of spread and risk of impact of COVID-19 is very high at the global level – and this very high risk assessment also applies to PNG.
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Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as MERS and SARS.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered corona-virus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
The “incubation period” means the time between catching the virus and beginning to have symptoms of the disease. Most estimates of the incubation period for COVID-19 range from 1-14 days, most commonly around five days. These estimates will be updated as more data become available.

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Ministry of Health
National Department of Health
AOPI Building Centre, Waigani Drive
Tower One
P O Box 807, Waigani 121
Port Moresby
National Capital District

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