World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


PNG health minister wants police tested for HIV

PNG health minister wants police tested for HIV

The Papua New Guinean health minister, Sir Peter Barter, is calling for the country’s police staff to be tested for HIV.

Sir Peter says giving the high HIV rate in the country, it would be time to expand the testing and include the police force.

He says he will appeal to the minister of police, the acting police commissioner and the police association to have voluntary HIV testing.

The health minister also says police staff must become physically and mentally fit, adding that the habits of betel nut chewing, alcohol abuse and smoking are bad for the image of police.

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


North Korea: NZ Denounces Missile Test

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has denounced North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test. The test, which took place this morning, is North Korea’s third test flight of an inter-continental ballistic missile. More>>


Gordon Campbell: Zimbabwe - Meet The New Bosses

At 75, Mnangagwa is not exactly what you’d call a new broom. As many observers have pointed out, his track record has been one of unswerving dedication to Mugabe ever since the days of anti-colonial insurgency... To these guys, things had to change in Zimbabwe, so that things could remain the same. More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC