Published - 20 June 2012
Papua New Guineans are gearing up for elections this weekend. And for many voters in the developing country, the issues that matter most to them, are the simplest ones. Despite a growing economy, almost a fifth of the population is extremely poor. Access to housing, transport and health care are major challenges. The country is still suffering from an HIV/AIDS epidemic. And, as SBS correspondent Kathy Novak reports, there are concerns the election itself will spread more disease.