HOPE worldwide Papua New Guinea (Hww PNG) joined USAID to celebrate 60 Years Anniversary in Port Moresby on the 3rd of November 2021 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea marking six decades of development assistance and partnerships globally and nearly fifty years of partnership and collaboration with the Governments of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Prime Minister James Marape joined US Embassy Port Moresby and key partners to mark the occasion with a small celebration at the APEC Haus. HOPEww PNG has been a valued partner of USAID and Family Health International 360 for more than 10 years in providing much needed HIV/AIDS health services in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Present at the event was Her Excellency, US Ambassador Erin E. McKee, Prime Minister Hon. James Marape and Minister for Health and HIV/AIDs Hon. Jelta Wong with other government dignitaries. Ambassador McKee thanked all the partners of USAID’s work in region. The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea said people to people relationship ensures hope that is given to the destitute and to the weak, angels are not abstract, it is humanity helping humanity and touching lives. He thanked USAID for all the partners in their work in the country. HOPEww PNG Director, Ms.Priscilla S Mal was invited to speak on behalf of USAID implementing partners, she said; despite the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic; with USAID’s funding support, we have seen real progress in the increase number of people living with HIV being retained on treatment, those who were lost to follow up being reconnected back to care and are now on life-saving antiretroviral therapy, a high number of clients with viral load suppression and post-GBV care and counselling offered. With USAID’s support through FHI 360’s technical assistance, we have been able to offer specialized clinical care and counselling to the survivors. She thanked USAID for their partnership and congratulated them on their 60th Anniversary.
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