Extra family planning clinics for Highlands region

From 8 to 10 May, Marie Stopes PNG (MSPNG) will substantially increase its presence in the Highlands region with extra family planning clinics in Western Highlands, Jiwaka and Enga.

“We know that many of the pressing family planning needs are in the Highlands region,” said MSPNG Country Director, Dr David Ayres.

“During a normal week, we have 8-10 clinicians working to deliver services across the Highlands. During these three days, we will have more than 20 clinicians across the region, and will serve 300 people more than we normally would.”

MSPNG is Papua New Guinea’s leading provider of family planning and sexual and reproductive health services.

Every year in PNG, there are more than 2,000 maternal deaths, with almost 1 million women at risk of unplanned or unwanted pregnancy.

Research has shown that 30 percent of married women want to avoid pregnancy but are not using contraception.

Earlier this year, PNG Minister for Health, Dr. Puka Temu, declared maternal health mortality a state of emergency.

“Family Planning is widely considered as one of the most cost-effective interventions to improve maternal health and promote sustainable population growth in PNG,” said MSPNG.

The table below highlights the dates and locations of the Marie Stopes additional teams:


Group 1

Group 2


Kimil Heatlth Centre, Jiwaka Province

Yalis Health Centre, Enga Province





Susu Mama, Western Highlands Province

1. Newtown

2. Kagamuga Health Centre

Mambisanda, Enga Province





Nondugul Health Centre, Jiwaka Province

Mambisanda, Enga Province

Press release