Marie Stopes PNG [MSPNG] is continuing its outreach program in its drive to educate young people and families on Sexual Reproductive Health [SRH] and awareness.
Each month, the Outreach team head out to rural areas and provide family planning services.
The program has reached around 200,000 women, but according to MSPNG Representative, Ms. Mellisah Aigigo, this number is still not enough. “Most of these woman are in the rural areas and sometimes people are not open to talk about family planning,” Ms. Aigigo said.
She also added that most of the time, people don’t talk about family planning as much, so it can be a challenge when disseminating information to the people.
Now MSPNG is expanding their services at their centers globally and will now be focusing on making their clinics to be more of a well women clinic accessible to men as well.
“We want to be part of the ladies life from menstruation to menopause,” she added.
Ms. Agigo also advised that at different points in life, women go through different stages of development they may need medical advice and attention.
MSPNG is now incorporating lab services into the clinics and antenatal services also for the young women seeking to get pregnancy tests, it’s also available.
“We’re diversifying our services to assist young men and women with the experiences that they are going through,” said Ms. Agigo.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, services were scaled down, but since the restrictions were lifted, all services are now available to the general public.