Letters

Papua New Guinea needs law and order above all

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7381.165/b (Published 18 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:165
  1. Peter A Sims (petersims@upng.ac.pg), professor of public health medicine
  1. School of Medicine, PO Box 5623, Boroko, NCD 111, Papua New Guinea

    EDITOR—The article by Swartz and Dick on managing chronic disease in less developed countries is timely and important.1 Papua New Guinea is in the middle of the disease transition. It still has a major burden of acute infectious diseases—malaria, tuberculosis, measles, pneumonia—and ever increasing rates of …

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