News Release

Papua New Guinean Ambassador Speaks at Brigham Young University

"His Excellency Rupa Abraham Mulina, Ambassador of Papua New Guinea to the United States, Canada and Mexico, visited Brigham Young University recently," according to a BYU press release.

The news release continues: "Mulina spoke about the challenges and opportunities facing his South Pacific Island nation. Located north of Australia and west of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea has a population of about 7.3 million people. 

"Developing countries like Papua New Guinea struggle because of poor infrastructure and services, like adequate health care and access to education, said Mulina.

"'You have a country where about 80 percent of the population does not have access to power and running water,' said Mulina. 'Less than 50 percent of women who give birth to babies don’t give birth in hospitals. With poor infrastructure, even the roads that have been built have not been properly maintained. Because the education system is well developed, we are not able to have enough skilled workers.”'

Read more at Brigham Young University's website.

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