Can family and sexual violence (FSV) be more than the humanitarian concern that we know it to be? The answer is yes. In Paua New Guinea (PNG) FSV has been quantified as a significant cost to business. For example, for one company recently surveyed in Port Moresby the cost was PGK 3 million in one year alone.
Polio vaccination coverage in Hela and Southern Highlands Provinces has exceeded expectations following the second round of vaccinations that began after a polio outbreak was declared in June.
Family planning efforts in Kutubu have been given a boost with a recent Marie Stopes PNG (MSPNG) training of sixteen community health workers from fifteen health facilities in the area.