World Vision

High levels of violence against children revealed

Launched locally at a high-profile event in Port Moresby, the ‘Unseen and Unsafe: Underinvestment in Ending Violence Against Children in the Pacific and Timor-Leste’ report shows that over 70 percent or 4 million children across eight countries experience violent discipline at home, including 2.8 million (75 percent of the child population) in Papua New Guinea.

AFL youngsters encouraged to stay fit and healthy

Speaking this morning to over 200 children at the Colts Oval, Non-Communicable Diseases Program Officer for NCD Health Services, Israel Naraman stressed on the importance of being physically active through sports, eating healthy and saying no to smoking and alcohol.

“Yesterday marked World TB day and we want to continue to drive the message home about healthy living. We can do this through sports.

“Through our partnership with World Vision, we will continue to reach out to the youth through other sporting codes,” said Naraman.

World Vision manager accused by Israel of diverting money to Hamas

World Vision official Mohammed El Halabi appeared before a court today, facing charges of using millions of charity funds to pay Hamas fighters and buy weapons.

The ABC understands the Australian Government has given the charity over $5 million in the past three years for projects in the Gaza Strip.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was suspending the provision of funding to World Vision in the Palestinian Territories until an investigation is complete.

Health services restored in Bogia Community

With more than a decade of declined health services, the Boroi Aid Post has once again opened its doors to deliver essential health services to the Boroi community and neighbouring villages in January this year.

The aid post is part of World Vision’s Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH) Project’s target health facilities for renovation under its second and third year of implementation in Bogia District. 

Alarming health rates beneath PNG's MDGs failure

The comments were made at an Australian senate inquiry into Canberra's aid programme in PNG.

The PNG country program director, Curt von Boguslawski, says the rate of stunting in babies, caused by malnutrition which hampers the development of the brain, is at nearly 50 per cent, one of the highest rates in the world.

He says the under-five mortality rate is 61 in every 1000 live births, and one in every 120 expecting mothers will die during childbirth.