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9 October 2020

Mental health, gender equality and human rights: An essential convergence

UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office Statement for World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2020 Mental health is the foundation for the well-being and effective functioning of all individuals, everywhere. We have long known there are inseparable links between mental and physical health; the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated

15 September 2020

“If we get the data, we can save a lot of money”: Improving Family Planning Access in PNG

Marjorie Elijah is a procurement officer with the Medical Supplies, Procurement and Distribution Branch (MSPDB) of the National Department of Health. After working with MSPDB for just one year, the challenges in connecting family planning supplies to men and women across Papua New Guinea are clear. “We don’t know the actual

4 September 2020

Latest PPE Handover to Fight Fear of COVID-19 Among Family Health Service Workers

Two doctors stand in front stacks of PPE, in a warehouse packed with boxes of support from around the world. They are two of many health care professionals in Papua New Guinea for whom these boxes are a great relief –...


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