11 Sep 2017

Aust and NZ doctors aiding PNG counterparts

From , 5:01 am on 11 September 2017

A team of medical specialists from Australia and New Zealand have been in Papua New Guinea last week to help that country improve access to safe surgery and anaesthesia.

The have been taking part in a conference at the invitation of the Medical Society of Papua New Guinea.

PNG doctors hope to highlight the urgency of transforming the way surgery is supported and funded so lives can be saved.

The chair of Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Dr Michael Cooper, told Don Wiseman about their plans to try and build up skills and infrastructure in PNG.

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