Papua New Guinea
Joined Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement: 2022
National multi-stakeholder platform for nutrition: 2022
Sun Government Focal Point/Country Coordinator
Wilson Karoke, Technical Advisor, Nutrition & Dietetics, Department of Health
Country nutrition status 2022
- In process
- M&E framework
National multi-stakeholder platform (MSP)
National nutrition plan
Advocacy and communications framework/plan
Subnational nutrition coordination mechanism
SUN networks in-country presence
Finance for nutrition
Country priorities 2022
2022 Shared country good practice
Child Nutrition and Social Protection Project
Under this project, $890 million was received as a concessional loan from the World Bank. This was complemented by additional co-funding in the form of a $10 million grant from the Government of Australia to reduce childhood stunting.
Progress towards SUN 3.0 Strategic Objectives (SO)
Papua New Guinea has its Nutrition Policy 2016–2026, but the National Nutrition Strategic Action Plan (2018–2022) has lapsed. Efforts are underway to develop the 2023–2026 Strategic Action Plan, along with plans for monitoring and evaluation and advocacy.
The country priorities have been defined and agreed upon. However, support is needed from stakeholders nationally and globally to achieve these goals.
Papua New Guinea is establishing a School of Food Science and Human Nutrition to further improve staff capacity in nutrition. Currently, nutritionists are trained overseas, as there are no facilities in the country.
The SUN Movement is working with other stakeholders, but limited resources is a key challenge. Partners have agreed upon country priorities, but there is an overall lack of investment in nutrition.