Marie Stopes

New Marie Stopes Lae centre opens

The new centre has a ramp for people with disabilities, a spacious reception area for waiting clients and two private rooms for clients; one with a standard obstetrics bed.

New Physiotherapy clinic opened

The clinic launch follows the successful signing of Memorandum of Agreement between CdS and Marie Stopes PNG (MSPNG).

CdS General Manager, Benson Hahambu, stated that partnership is to recognize the importance of people living with disability to have access to Sexual Reproductive Health and Family Planning.

Marie Stopes PNG Gets K1mil Help

The project funding support will go primarily to aid Public Sector Strengthening activities, with a small outreach pilot program in all Southern Highlands, Gulf and Hela Provinces.  

Country Director, Angelyn Famudi in her opening remarks said that MSPNG does well in its efforts to reach even those in the furthermost parts of the country with whatever means necessary and as such feats require support, OSF has come into play with funding that will help to reach far in the PSS activities.

Health Workers Graduate

The certificates attained are for NCD Provincial Health Authority Family Planning Trainees. Officiating at this milestone achievement of courageous health workers was, Deputy Director of NCDPHA, Dr. Robin Oge who presented certificates to 11 women and 1 male.              

These lifesavers continue on their journey after this helping their clinics help the people.  

NGO: Unplanned Pregnancy High

Dr. David Ayres said there is need for more awareness in PNG regarding contraception, not only for family planning but also for protection from contracting Sexually Transmitted Infections.

The mission of Marie-Stopes PNG is ‘Children by Choice and not by Chance’. 

In 37 countries in which Marie-Stopes operates around the world, this is a clear focus for everything that they do. It is about enabling people or empowering them to have children by choice and not by chance.

Film On Family Planning Launched

The department, UNFPA and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australia and other partners launched the filmed called “Wan Boi, Wan Gel” that seeks to promote Family Planning with the sub-theme “By Choice, Not by Chance – One Small Family”, a film idea by former Technical advisor and medical health, the Late Dr Geita Lahui.

DFAT through the Pacific women program was pleased to have contributed to this partnership led by the Department of Health, UNFPA, FHI360 as well as contributions from a range of other partners and NGOs into this production.

Free Vasectomies

Marie Stopes (MSPNG) PNG is encouraging fathers and young men to consider having a vasectomy when they are certain they do not want any children.

MSPNG’s Director for Service Delivery, Loretta Bele said MSPNG has performed over 10,000 NSVs since it began operations in 2006.

“In 2009, when we started doing NSV, we served 17 men. By 2019, we provided vasectomies to more than 2,400 men in PNG, covering both rural and urban communities,” she said.

Mother saved by medical outreach team

Her rescue came from an outreach patrol team, comprising workers from the Oil Search Foundation, Waro Health Facility and Marie Stopes.

The team was conducting a three-day clinic on immunization, family planning awareness and basic health service delivery to the remote Fogomaiyu community, made up of four villages.

Two days into the patrol, they received word of the young mother who had undergone an unsupervised delivery along a track while on her way to the clinic.

She was weak, bleeding and in a state of shock.

Marie Stopes debate at Gerehu secondary raises awareness

Marie Stopes PNG through its advocacy project “Rights at Every Level” held a school debate  on Wednesday, November  16, to encourage youths to advocate amongst their own peers on the importance and benefits of youths accessing family planning and reproductive health information and services. Grade 11 students from Gerehu Secondary School participated in the debate titled “Youths in PNG should have access to family planning and reproductive health care information and services”.

Hundreds of city youths celebrate International Youth Day

IYD is an awareness day designated by the United Nations.

The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.

The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. 

It is meant as an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide.

The event in Moresby commenced as early as 5am at the ‘Walk for Life’ event with National Capital District Governor Powes Parkop.