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1 The Peace Corps and Papua New Guinea: One Volunteers Experience Brian Engel, Ph.D. Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, Class of 2016

2 Overview: The Peace Corps Papua New Guinea at a Glance My Experiences Health in PNG Questions

3 The Peace Corps: Background Background Snapshot Snapshot

4 The Peace Corps: Background The Peace Corps: Background Motto The Toughest Job Youll Ever Love. Mission The Peace Corps' has 3 simple goals: 1. Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women.

5 The Peace Corps: Background The Peace Corps: Background Mission The Peace Corps' has 3 simple goals: 2. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served.

6 The Peace Corps: Background The Peace Corps: Background Mission The Peace Corps' has 3 simple goals: 3. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

7 The Peace Corps: Background History 1960, JFK speech 1960, JFK speech 1961, Established 1961, Established 1961, 1 st Volunteers (Ghana) 1961, 1 st Volunteers (Ghana)

8 The Peace Corps: Snapshot 8,000 Currently serving 8,000 Currently serving 210,000 Have served 210,000 Have served

9 The Peace Corps: Snapshot Facts and Stats 62% Female, 38% Male 93% single, 7% married Avg. age: 28 years 7% over 50 years old

10 The Peace Corps: Snapshot Have served in 139 countries Have served in 139 countries Currently serving in 76 countries (orange) Currently serving in 76 countries (orange)

11 The Peace Corps: Snapshot Where we serve

12 The Peace Corps: Snapshot How we serve

13 The Peace Corps: Snapshot Under the U.S. State Department Under the U.S. State Department Annual Budget: $373 Million Annual Budget: $373 Million

14 The Peace Corps: Snapshot Under the U.S. State Department Under the U.S. State Department Annual Budget: $373 Million Annual Budget: $373 Million

15 The Peace Corps: Experience in Brief Application Process (6-12 months) Application Process (6-12 months) Offer Letter Offer Letter Staging Staging Training (3 months) Training (3 months) Site (2 years) Site (2 years) Conferences Conferences Returning Home Returning Home

16 The Peace Corps: Experience in Brief Host provisions Host provisions Pay, health, travel Pay, health, travel Benefits (Loan deferment, partial cancellation, readjustment allowance, networking, educational opportunities) Benefits (Loan deferment, partial cancellation, readjustment allowance, networking, educational opportunities)

17 Papua New Guinea: Brief Overview Geography Geography History History Demographics Demographics Cultures Cultures

18 Papua New Guinea: Geography Geography Geography History History Demographics Demographics Cultures Cultures

19 Papua New Guinea: Geography Equator!

20 Papua New Guinea: Geography

21 Shares New Guinea with Indonesia (West Papua/Irian Jaya) Shares New Guinea with Indonesia (West Papua/Irian Jaya) Tropical Tropical Many islands Many islands Mountainous Mountainous Active Volcanoes Active Volcanoes Earthquakes Earthquakes Two seasons: Wet and Dry Two seasons: Wet and Dry

22 Papua New Guinea: Geography Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

23 Papua New Guinea: Geography Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tsunamis

24 Papua New Guinea: Geography Ecology: Fauna 0.5% of Land 0.5% of Land 4% of Lizards and Mammals 4% of Lizards and Mammals (worlds smallest frog) 4% of Butterflies 4% of Butterflies 7% of Birds 7% of Birds 8% of Vertebrates 8% of Vertebrates 10% of Fish (coral reefs) 10% of Fish (coral reefs)

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32 Papua New Guinea: History Pre-History: artifacts dating back to about 60,000 B.C.E.

33 Papua New Guinea: History Modern History: Agrarian and Hunter-gatherer lifestyles Agrarian and Hunter-gatherer lifestyles 1526 Contact with Portugese 1526 Contact with Portugese 1545 Contact with Spainards (New Guinea) 1545 Contact with Spainards (New Guinea) 1870s Contact with Russian Anthropologist 1870s Contact with Russian Anthropologist 1900s – First Contact with Westerners 1900s – First Contact with Westerners

34 Papua New Guinea: History Modern History: Late 1800s – European colonization Late 1800s – European colonization WWII – Japanese invasion WWII – Japanese invasion Sept. 16, 1975 Independence Sept. 16, 1975 Independence

35 Papua New Guinea: History WWII

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37 Population: 7,000,000 Population: 7,000,000 For comparison: Switzerland, Bulgaria, Israel, Hong Kong, Nicaragua, Denmark) Switzerland, Bulgaria, Israel, Hong Kong, Nicaragua, Denmark) Arizona, Washington, Virginia Arizona, Washington, Virginia Houston, DFW Houston, DFW Papua New Guinea: Demographics

38 Biggest Cities: Port Moresby (Capital): 250k (= Lubbock) Port Moresby (Capital): 250k (= Lubbock) Lae: 120k Lae: 120k Papua New Guinea: Demographics Arawa: 36k Arawa: 36k Mt. Hagen: 28k Mt. Hagen: 28k

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43 Papua New Guinea: Food Sweet Potato Sweet Potato Taro, Sago, Banana Taro, Sago, Banana Pigs (special occasions) Pigs (special occasions) Fish Fish Fruits Fruits

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45 Papua New Guinea: Miscellany Economy: mining, sustenance farming Economy: mining, sustenance farming Languages: 800+ spoken! (over 10% of the worlds languages), Tok Pisin, Motu, English Languages: 800+ spoken! (over 10% of the worlds languages), Tok Pisin, Motu, English One of the most missionized countries in the world, now 96% Christian with remaining traditional beliefs One of the most missionized countries in the world, now 96% Christian with remaining traditional beliefs

46 Papua New Guinea: My Experience Training Training Port Moresby Port Moresby

47 Papua New Guinea: My Experience Training Training Goroka Goroka Village Stay Village Stay

48 Papua New Guinea: My Experience Training Training Language Language Culture Culture Teaching Teaching

49 Papua New Guinea: My Experience Lae Lae Teaching Teaching Bugandi Secondary School Bugandi Secondary School

50 Papua New Guinea: My Experience Education System: National Exams National Exams School Fees School Fees Boarding Boarding Student jobs Student jobs Facilities Facilities

51 Papua New Guinea: My Experience Campus

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53 No Internet No Internet A few school computers A few school computers No TV No TV School phone only School phone only Read scores of books Read scores of books Wrote and received hundreds of letters Wrote and received hundreds of letters No car - PMVs No car - PMVs No restaurants – cooked No restaurants – cooked Regular but unreliable electricity Regular but unreliable electricity

54 Papua New Guinea: Health+ 5 Physicians/100,000 (US: 240) 5 Physicians/100,000 (US: 240) Health care spending $115, 4.3% GDP Health care spending $115, 4.3% GDP (US: $8,608, 17.9%) Life expectancy 65F/61M (US: 79) Life expectancy 65F/61M (US: 79)

55 Papua New Guinea: Health+ Maternal mortality 250/100,000 (10) Maternal mortality 250/100,000 (10) Under 5 mortality 63/1000 (6) Under 5 mortality 63/1000 (6) Fertility rate: 3.9/woman (1.9) Fertility rate: 3.9/woman (1.9) Contraception (P): 36% Contraception (P): 36% Pre-natal visits: 29% (90%) Pre-natal visits: 29% (90%) Attended births: 43% (99%) Attended births: 43% (99%)

56 Papua New Guinea: Health+ Malaria: 17,943/100,000 (I) Malaria: 17,943/100,000 (I) HIV/AIDS: 396/100,000 (P) (US: 19) HIV/AIDS: 396/100,000 (P) (US: 19) Tuberculosis: 534/100,000 (P) (US: 3) Tuberculosis: 534/100,000 (P) (US: 3) Hepatitis A Hepatitis A Typhoid Typhoid Hepatitis B Hepatitis B Japanese Encephalitis Japanese Encephalitis Dengue Fever Dengue Fever Hook worm Hook worm

57 Urban living: 12% (US: 82%) Urban living: 12% (US: 82%) Literacy 57% (US: 99%) Literacy 57% (US: 99%) Mean BMI: 25M, 26F (29 M/F) Mean BMI: 25M, 26F (29 M/F) Tobacco: 58%M, 31%F (22%/17%) Tobacco: 58%M, 31%F (22%/17%) Alcohol disorders: 3.8%M, 0.1%F Alcohol disorders: 3.8%M, 0.1%F Rape Rape Buai Buai Papua New Guinea: Health+

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