Safe water and sanitation in Papua New Guinea

Safe water in Papua New Guinea. Photo: Jerry Galea/Oxfam.
Oxfam is providing safe water systems and sanitation solutions to communities and schools in PNG.

Much of Papua New Guinea’s population lives in small, remote communities where government services are few and far between. Only 40% of people have clean water and less than 19% of people have adequate sanitation.

Oxfam’s Water for Survival programme is providing safe water systems and sanitation solutions, and hygiene education to communities and schools in some very remote areas.

Reference: Statistics from the The World Factbook.

Sanitation in schools in the Highlands of PNG

Oxfam and our partner ATprojects are providing safe water, sanitation solutions and hygiene education to primary schools in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, including schools in some very remote areas.

Providing safe water for people living with HIV and AIDS

Oxfam and our local partner are providing safe water for people living with HIV and AIDS and their carers, bringing dramatic improvements in the overall health and well-being of people living with HIV and AIDS.

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