52nd Medical Symposium

PNG can avoid many health mistakes: Kase

Secretary for National Department of Health, Pascoe Kase made the statement in his keynote address during the 52 Medical Symposium in Alotau yesterday.

The country can avoid many mistakes that were done by others, Kase said.

"One of the mistakes that is currently killing the budgets of developed countries is a total focus on curative medicine while negleting the power of preventive medicine and health promotion in reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases," he said.