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10 June 2022
Two midwives stand looking to the camera in a hospital ward.

20 Years of Change and a Long Way to Go: Three Women Saving the Lives of Women and Babies in Buka General Hospital

In the grounds of Buka General Hospital, dozens of women are waiting to be seen. They wait in the maternity ward, at the antenatal clinic, and in the outpatient clinic.  They are waiting to be seen... Read more

7 June 2022
Classroom set up of people behind desks looking towards screen with person presenting.

PNG Youths Empowered in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Advocacy

More than 100 16-30 year olds across Papua New Guinea completed an online training program which equips young people with the knowledge and skills to conduct data and evidence-based advocacy on... Read more

31 May 2022
20 students pose for photo with SDG cards.

World Environment Day 2022: Population, Environmental Protection, and the Demographic Dividend

Ahead of World Environment Day on June 5, UNFPA has joined UN agencies in support of the Protected Areas Forum, a week long conference hosted by the Conservation and Environment Protection Agency and... Read more

29 May 2022
UNFPA's Isaac, Bronwyn, Rachel, and Rosemary show off their bracelets at a Menstrual Hygiene Day event in Port Moresby.

World Menstrual Hygiene Day - End Period Poverty Now

“Missing 5 days of school every month ends in missing education opportunities, economic opportunities as well and other issues such as marrying young and unplanned teenage pregnancies,” said UNFPA... Read more

27 May 2022
Group of people in masks pose for photo at small workshop event.

A Step Forward for Sexuality Education with New Learning Sessions

“Students here in Papua New Guinea need help in making informed decisions when it comes to their sexual health,” shares PNG Family Health Association’s (FHA) Michelle Tovebae.  FHA is one of several... Read more

24 May 2022
Attendees of IPPF and UNFPA conference in Port Moresby

PNG Youth Unite in Support of Improved Family Planning

In Papua New Guinea, family planning discussions are often reserved for married couples. Most information is shared in antenatal clinics, encouraging couples to space out pregnancies for prevention... Read more

23 May 2022
Midwife promotes maternal health care to the public in Buka on the International Day for Midwives 2022

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula: Renewed Calls for Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights for All

Somewhere in Bougainville is a woman with obstetric fistula - an injury from childbirth that leads to lifelong complications and that is both preventable and simple to repair.  Obstetric fistula is a... Read more

16 May 2022
Three young people in orange with condoms and sexual health information pamphlets in market.

Protecting Families with Improved Health Information: International Day for Families 2022

“The family unit is to be recognised as the fundamental basis of our society.”  Article 1 of the Goals and Directives of the PNG Constitution articulates the importance of the family to the... Read more

5 May 2022
One woman observes other woman using mobile phone.

100 Years Young: PNG Midwives Celebrate Centenary of the International Confederation of Midwives and Embrace Life-Saving Technologies

“In Papua New Guinea, we have high maternal mortality rates and we need to reduce this,” says Helen Terea, a midwifery educator from the University of Papua New Guinea. “We need to break barriers and... Read more

9 March 2022

Message on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022: ‘Gender equality and women’s empowerment today for a sustainable tomorrow’

Message on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2022 ‘Gender equality and women’s empowerment today for a sustainable tomorrow’   “As the world continues to battle and recover from the ongoing COVID-19... Read more