In 1884, the western half of New Guinea was officially recognized as Dutch New Guinea, the northeastern section became German New Guinea, and the southeastern quarter became British New Guinea.
In 1905, Australia took over the territory, renaming it the Territory of Papua.
Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight and obesity are now dramatically on the rise in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings.
WWF has been working on conservation issues in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the Solomon Islands for many years.
Men feel they struggle to express themselves freely and aren’t really sure what to do when it comes to approaching a lady but being able to hide behind the veil of text messaging has certainly made things a little easier.
Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health.
Papua is probably derived from the Malay word papuwah ("fuzzy hair").
In 1545, a Spanish explorer called the island Nueva Guinea .
If you can't find the murderer, then it's fair game to kill another of the murderer's family members (brother, sister, child, etc.) It happens all the time.
On the flight to Ambua we met a group of Doctors without Borders doctors who explained to us some of the work they were doing.