Papua New Guinea - Igat hope implements the Index
The implementation was carried out in the Papua New Guinea (PNG) provinces of Western Highlands and Chimbu, funded by a grant from PNG’s National AIDS Council (NACS). Igat Hope, the national representative organisation of people living with HIV in PNG, had aimed to conduct interviews in all regions of PNG. However, due to funding constraints and organisational capacities, the Stigma Index has only been applied in one region, that is, the Highlands Region.
Despite these limitations, the data, the analysis and the recommendations are important and should be taken into account by all involved in the response to the HIV epidemic in PNG. The catch-cry in PNG is that ‘HIV is everybody’s business’ so finding solutions to the problems identified in this report is indeed everybody’s business
The reports created and further details are available here