(Picture: Dr Dakulala (second from right) receiving the gift from the UNFPA)
Papua New Guinea health department had received a US $700 thousand worth of health commodities and medical equipment from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today (26-11-18) at the Badili Area Medical Store.
The composition of the donation includes:
· 5, 678 male condoms;
· 500, 000 female condoms;
· 5, 000 Injectable Sayana Press;
· 9,949 Intra Uterin Device (IUD);
· 30, 000 Levoplant Implants;
· 350 Bib-scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) Kits;
· 20 Delivery Beds;
· 20 Delivery Lights and
· 1 Manual Vacuum Extractor.
“The donations falls under the UNFPA support to PNG Government in its efforts to provide health care to the citizens” UNFPA country representative Koffi Kouame said.
Kouame said that the donation was in line with the overal lUN Development Assistances to PNG to unsure “No One is Left Behind” in exercising their reproductive rights and choices.
“UNFPA will continue partnering with the government under the UN Development Assistance Framework and ensure that all women and girls have access to quality family planning, safe birth and infection-free from STIs and HIV to enjoy their reproductive rights,” he said.
Meanwhile Deputy Health Secretary-National Health Standard Services Dr Paision Dakulala thanked the UNFPA for their continuous support for the country while receiving the products on behalf of the health department.
Dr Dakulala said that those products will help in the choices that people make in their everyday lives especially with condoms.
The UNFPA has procured for the Department of Health a total of 6.1million condoms.