The Advent 1996 issue of the International Anglican Family Network "tells of just a few of the projects, linked with churches, which are trying to alleviate the suffering and halt the spread of the disease. In this terrible situation there are signs of hope." Article includes reports from 12 different countries.
The Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea and its UK support agency, the Papua New Guinea Church Partnership, celebrated 25 years of partnership in 2003. (Papua New Guinea became an independent province of the Anglican Communion on 27 February 1977.) The church today struggles with conditions in Papua New Guinea which faces a deteriorating economic and social situation. Corruption is rampant and 20 % of young people are infected with STDs including HIV/AIDS.