THE Papua New Guinea Family Health Association is doing its part to ensure the minimum initial service package for reproductive health is implemented in the health sector.
Association director Michael Salini said sexual reproductive health was an important part of health.
He said this during the closing and presentation of certificates to 20 participants of a minimum initial service package and gender-based violence training workshop conducted last Friday in Kokopo, East New Britain.
Salini said the number of reproductive health issues was on the rise in the country, particularly with early and unplanned pregnancies.
He said sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were also a factor that women needed to take into account when making decisions on their reproductive health.
Salini said gender-based violence impacted on reproductive health.
He said the objective of minimum initial service package was to help prevent sexual violence and respond to the needs of survivors, prevent transmission of STIs, prevent excess maternal and newborn mortality.
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