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20 October 2021
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Planning your life with contraception

Finau* had no plans of becoming a mother anytime soon. She was young and still in school. But her life took a turn when she became pregnant unexpectedly and had to temporarily leave school. Finau is... Read more

19 October 2021
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Empowering Pacific Youth through Comprehensive Sexuality Education

When she turned 16, Livia* was like any other young woman drawn by new feelings to explore physical intimacy with her boyfriend.  But, also like many youths in the Pacific, Livia had limited access... Read more

19 May 2021
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UNFPA Pacific handed over sets of clean delivery kits to the Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services

UNFPA Pacific hands over Personal Protective Equipment and Reproductive Health kits to the Fijian Government

The Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) received Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Reproductive Health (RH) kits in addition to other medical supplies from the United Nations... Read more

4 May 2021
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Participant at the GVB and SRH training facilitated by UNFPA Pacific

Training on SRH and GBV in emergencies benefits women and young people in Vanualevu

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives; delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth... Read more

4 May 2021
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Retired Fijian Midwife Karalaini with the mother of the newborn in Labasa

Invest in Midwives: they save lives

Every pregnant woman deserves a safe delivery – even if she is living through a humanitarian crisis. Midwives can provide this care, saving lives in the process. Midwives have also been critical to... Read more

29 April 2021
Press Release
Frontline Health workers at the MISP training in FSM

MISP training to build the capacity of Pohnpei State health workers on lifesaving SRH

FSM, 28 April 2021 – A first-ever three-day virtual training on the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) is currently underway in the Pohnpei, the Federated... Read more

29 March 2021
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Dignity Kits distributed to the women affected by TC Yasa

Dignity kits meet the hygiene needs of women and girls affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasa

On 17 December 2020, severe TC Yasa (Category 5 intensity) made landfall on Bua district of Vanua Levu (part of the Northern division) – Fiji’s second-largest island. In the aftermath of natural... Read more

29 March 2021
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Fijian Prime Minister visited the WFS in the North earlier this year

Women-friendly spaces – a relief for post-disaster recovery

Communities in the areas worst hit by Tropical Cyclone Yasa (TC Yasa), particularly women and girls, are benefitting from services provided by Women Friendly Spaces (WFS). WFS is created as safe... Read more

17 March 2021
Press Release

Policy design for Tongan women, children and adolescents to survive, thrive and transform

Tonga, 16 March 2021 – This week, the Tonga Ministry of Health is convening a workshop to design the Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) policy with strategic partners... Read more

15 March 2021
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Susan is prioritising the needs of women and girls in Vanuatu

Prioritising the needs of women and girls in Vanuatu

In Vanuatu, a country where all ministers and members of parliament are male, and the vast majority of Chiefs are male, a woman being recognised as a leader is rare. The Ministry of Health is no... Read more

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