In the Pacific, in New Zealand's backyard, poverty exists. In Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands many people suffer from poor health care - especially for women and children. Access to education is low, there are high rates of domestic violence, severe pollution, chronic diseases, growing slums, inequality and poor water and sanitation services. 
It's not pretty and the problems faced are a stark contrast to the idea of paradise in the pacific. 
Every health centre visited in PNG was agonising. Clinics that used to be clean and useful were in disrepair, dirty and lacking the most basic medical supplies. The Bogia Health Clinic was surrounded by hundreds seeking anti-malaria medicine that was non-existent.
These photos and videos were published in the Hidden Pacific campaign which was created through a connection between the New Zealand Herald and World Vision.

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