Papua New Guinea

Family Planning Australia
Traditional girls

Family Planning Australia has been working in Papua New Guinea since 2007 in the Morobe, East Sepik, East New Britain and Eastern Highlands provinces. Our projects have focused on increasing access to sexual and reproductive health services, building capacity of health workers and implementing a peer education project for men with the goal to improve maternal and child health and end gender-based violence.

Population 8,600,000
Life expectancy 66 years
Cervical cancer mortality rate 21.7 per 100,000
Unmet need for family planning 25%
Contraception prevalence 37%
Physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence 67.5%
People living with disability >10%
Maternal mortality 215 (deaths per 100,000 live births)

"As a nurse, my attitude and approach is different now. Partners also come now for treatment. It was there before but now we really encourage them."

Man and baby

Partners:

  • Susu Mamas Inc
  • Papua New Guinea Family Health Association
  • Population Services International
  • Marie Stopes PNG
  • Australian Doctors International
  • UNFPA PNG
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