Our Mandate

The National Goals and Directive Principles enshrined in the preamble of The Constitution of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea are the guiding values that underpin the National Department of Health's mandate. They are:
Integral Human Development including a call for improvement in the level of nutrition and the standard of public health to enable our people to achieve self-fulfillment
Equality and Participation
National Sovereignty and Self Reliance
National Resources and Environment
Papua New Guinean Ways.
OUR ROLE AND OUR FOCUS