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3 September 2021

Restoring health and dignity of gender-based violence survivors in Papua New Guinea

Gemma Losema, a Community Health Worker in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea | © Roderick Sowelu/UNFPA Papua New Guinea   “I remember a gender-based violence survivor who had everything taken away from... Read more

4 August 2021

International Youth Day 2021 "Transforming PNG Systems: Innovation for Human and Planetary Health"

They make up about 60% of Papua New Guineans. That’s how many young people under the age of 25 make up the population in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Since its endorsement by the General Assembly in 1999... Read more

4 August 2021


‘‘With or without UNFPA, we are now confident that we will be able to sustain the gains from the project through the skills and the right mindset” says Lyn one of the community mobilizers in Tari.... Read more

2 August 2021

Michelle finds her work most fulfilling and says GBV has become a huge concern in the society today.

Sr. Michelle Kalabia, Family Support Center Caretaker (Left) explaining her concerns during Marielle Sander, the UNFPA Representative’s visit at Buka General Hospital in Buka, the Autonomous Region... Read more

29 July 2021

Facing the facts: Family planning saves lives

  Contraceptives prevent unintended pregnancies, reduce abortion rates, and death and disability related to complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Maternal deaths could be reduced by a... Read more

19 July 2021

Toktok bilong Wol Populesen De

HEVI bilong COVID-19 Pandemik i ken stap longpela taim na bringim bagarap long populesen. Em i pasim ol sampela pipel long kamapim pikinini, pasim sampela pipel long kisim marasin na lukautim helt... Read more

11 July 2021

World Population Day Statement: The COVID-19 pandemic may have lasting consequences on population.

For some, it has led some to postponing childbearing. For others, disruptions in health care have led to unintended pregnancies.   Although we have yet to get a full picture of the impact of COVID-... Read more

11 June 2021
Over 300 participants including Hon. Jelta Wong, Minister for Health, partners, and youth joined the street march from Kosec to Ralum Showground during the youth campaign on June 11, 2021. Photo: FHA PNG

My Body is My Own: UNFPA supports Youth Campaign on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls in Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

Recently in Kokopo, a man beat his young girlfriend to death after she told him she was pregnant with his baby. A lot of young girls continue to die of Gender-Based Violence complications. Countless... Read more

2 June 2021
Press Release
Zonta Project

With support from Zonta International, UNFPA launches the project “Strengthening national health sector capacity to deliver survivor-centred response to gender-based violence survivors in Papua New Guinea”

Alotau: Through the financial support of Zonta International, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Papua New Guinea Country Office in coordination with Milne Bay Provincial Health Authority (... Read more

5 May 2021

The data is clear – invest in midwives 

Message from Marielle Sander, Representative, UNFPA Papua New Guinea Country Office The latest edition of the State of the World’s Midwifery report launched today by UNFPA, the World Health... Read more