Marie Stopes PNG plans to improve its services on delivering sexual and reproductive health based on its quality and standards to the people of Port Moresby city.
Therefore, as part of working towards building that, Marie Stopes and the National Capital District (NCD) Provincial Health Authority (PHA) have continued their partnership for another year in making sure that its services on Sexual and Reproductive Health are delivered effectively to all communities in NCD.
NCD PHA CEO Dr. Steven Yennie said that the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is a continuity of their commitment of bringing about better health services to the people and to continue their goal in strengthening those services.
“We are very keen on working with Marie Stopes and with this partnership, it will provide an increase coverage on the utilization of a sustainable high quality inclusive and integrated services with both static and mobile clinic, increase in technical training and capacity development and strengthening of the health system.”
Marie Stopes has been working alongside the NCD PHA for quite some time with the mindset of extending the service delivery, especially to areas where these services have not reached yet.
Being that, Yennie stated that one of the challenges faced in the public health is that there is a huge demand based on the growing population; therefore, NCD PHA is pleased to work alongside their partners to make sure that health issues are addressed.
“Apart from Marie Stopes, we also have other existing partners including our major ones who are World Vision and UNICEF as well as other organizations whom we are yet to get on board in creating a partnership with them.”
Meanwhile, Marie Stopes PNG Country Director, Ms. Angelyn Famudi, stressed on the quality of better Sexual and Reproductive health services.
She said it was important in having partners like this especially government stakeholders to really boost their goal purpose, which is to improve Family Planning.
“I look forward for another year of service delivery now with NCD PHA on board again for another year and moving forward. I also acknowledge this partnership because as we all must know, sexual and reproductive health is very important across all sectors of the community.”