Statistics from the National Health Department, revealed this week by Health Secretary Pascoe Kase, stated that our maternal mortality is 733 deaths per 100,000 live births.
PNG’s infant mortality is also too high at 45 per thousand live births.
Kase said family planning reduces the risk of pregnancy-related death by 32 percent.
Kase said when women have access to family planning, infant mortality is reduced by approximately 30 percent.
“We also know that the education of women can reduce poverty and improve health and education outcomes for their families.