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Strengthening church and government partnerships or primary health care delivery in Papua New Guinea: NUMBER 16 | DECEMBER 2011Lessons rom the international experience
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Strengthening church and government partnerships for primary health care delivery in Papua NewGuinea: Lessons from the international experience
First drat – December 2011Corresponding author: Judith Ascrot Address: The Nossal Institute or Global Health, University o Melbournejascrot@unimelb.edu.auContributors: Rohan Sweeney, Nossal Institute or Global Health, University o Melbourne; Margareth Samei,Divine Word University, Madang, Papua New Guinea; Irene Semos, Divine Word University, Madang, PapuaNew Guinea; Chris Morgan, Nossal Institute or Global Health, University o MelbourneThis Working Paper represents the views o its author/s and does not represent any ocial position o theUniversity o Melbourne, AusAID or the Australian Government.
The authors would like to acknowledge the valuable contributions o Proessor Don Matheson o MasseyUniversity, New Zealand and Dr Nathan Grills o the Nossal Institute or Global Health, University o Melbourneto this Working Paper. Their insights into partnerships in Papua New Guinea and in the aith-based sector morebroadly added depth to our analysis.The authors would also like to sincerely thank the sta o the Divine Word University, Papua New Guinea orthe opportunity to collaborate and to learn. We thank them or their commitment to strengthening the evidencebase or better health outcomes in Papua New Guinea.