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26 February 2021

“UNFPA’s support for the renovation of the Labour and Postnatal wards has now made it a safe delivery environment for mothers and babies.”

The first female twins who were safely delivered at the UNFPA renovated facility on 9th January 2021 by Dorna Mangar, a 23 years old mother. Photo: Sr Philomena/Matkomnai Health Centre UNFPA Papua New Guinea supported the renovation of labor and post-natal wards at the Matkomnai Health sub-center. The centre is located at

6 February 2021

2 million additional cases of FGM likely to occur over next decade due to COVID-19

2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation likely to occur over next decade due to COVID-19 Only united, concerted and well-funded action can end this human rights violation Statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 6 February 2021 UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

25 January 2021

Coming up... Census 2021 Structural Listing

The National Statistical Office (NSO), wishes to inform the general public throughout Papua New Guinea that Structural Listing for the 2021National Population and Housing Census will be carried out between 28th of January and 3rd of February 2021. Structural Listing is a prerequisite for the 2021 census and is a systemic way of

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