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Alpers, Philip. 2005 ‘Access to Basic Services: Health.’ Gun-running in Papua New Guinea: From arrows to assault weapons in the Southern Highlands; Special Report No. 5, p. 105. Geneva: Small Arms Survey, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. 1 July

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Unwilling to risk its personnel, the World Health Organization (WHO) was unable to send assessment teams into many parts of the province to determine measles immunization needs.

Although the province relies heavily on Mendi Hospital as its only centre for treatment of serious illness and injury, gun violence forced staff to flee, leaving the hospital abandoned for the better part of a year - a telling sign, given that health personnel are usually the last to vacate.

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