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Health Services for Gender-Based Violence: Médecins Sans Frontières Experience Caring for Survivors in Urban Papua New Guinea

Lokuge, Kamalini; Verputten , Meggy; Ajakali, Maryanne; Tolboom, Bianca; Joshy, Grace; Thurber, Katherine; Plana, Daisy; Howes, Stephen; Wakon, Anastasia; Banks, Emily


BACKGROUND: Levels of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are high; health services for survivors are limited. Evidence from the few existing health services for survivors can inform improvements in care in this and similar settings. METHODS: Médecins Sans Frontières supported health services for survivors in Lae, PNG from 2008-2013. Routine monitoring data from August 2010-April 2013 were used to describe patient and service characteristics. RESULTS: 5,892 individuals...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156813
Access Rights: Open Access


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