Chief of Staff

Opposition appoints Baloiloi as COS

Opposition leader Patrick Pruaitch, when commending Dr Baloiloi said his appointment was to ensure effective coordination and collaboration among the Opposition parties.

He said the Opposition parties have all embraced the appointment of Dr Baloiloi and are committed to work with him.

Meantime, Pruaitch said one of the priority undertakings the Opposition leaders will be taking is to address the ever-declining economic condition the country is facing.

Pruaitch made these remarks when announcing his shadow cabinet on Tuesday.

People living with depression centre of health theme

Numa said PNGDF is no exception and there are many physical, social, cultural and psychological factors that are beginning to emerge.

“Some of these common problems that cause burdens are in the form of culture, disasters, HIV/AIDS, drugs, alcohol and depression,” he said.

A World Health Assembly resolution passed in May 2013 has called for a comprehensive, coordinated response to mental disorder established at the country level.