Health and HIV Implementation Service Provider, HHISP

The GoPNG National Health Plan 2011-2020 (NHP) and National HIV and AIDS Strategy 2011-2015 (NHS) focus resources on primary health care and a targeted HIV response. A clear focus of the strategy is to strengthen service delivery to rural and disadvantaged urban communities. This provides a strong national policy framework within which to position Australia’s health and HIV sectoral support under the PNG-Australia Partnership for Development. The overarching objectives for both programs are to improve maternal and child health outcomes and deliver increased health and HIV services to the rural majority and high risk populations in support of the Partnership for Development outcomes

The integrated Health and HIV Schedule of the Partnership for Development commits the Government's of PNG and Australia to support the following high-level outcomes in maternal and child health and disease prevention, vaccination and treatment.

  • Increase the percentage of 1 year old children nationally vaccinated with 3 doses of pentavalent vaccine to 80 per cent and measles vaccinations to 80 per cent by 2015;
  • Increase the percentage of deliveries supervised by a trained nurse, midwife or doctor to 44 per cent by 2015;
  • Increase the availability of essential medical supplies, including drugs and testing equipment for HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, through reducing stock outs to 15 per cent by 2015;
  • Increase the percentage of condom use by males and females to 60 per cent in 2015;
  • Increase the percentage of HIV positive pregnant women who receive antiretroviral drugs to prevent transmission to 80 per cent in 2015; and
  • Increase the percentage of the population (both men and women) in need of antiretroviral drugs who receive those drugs to 68 per cent in 2015.

HHISP is managed by Abt JTA in association with the Burnet Institute. The HHISP supports implementation of the PNG Health and HIV Program on behalf of the Australian Government, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Government of PNG.