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Papua New Guinea commits to improve midwifery education, increase number of obstetricians, improve access to drugs and equipment, and develop comprehensive plans to improve existing health services .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
Information
  • Submitted by: Papua New Guinea
  • Topic: Health and population
  • Keywords: Education and Training; Youth and Women; Health Services and Population
  • Location: Papua New Guinea
  • Date of completion: 2020
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Every Woman Every Child
Papua New Guinea commits to improve midwifery education, increase number of obstetricians, improve access to drugs and equipment, and develop comprehensive plans to improve existing health services
Description/achievement of initiative

Papua New Guinea commits to improve midwifery education and register 500 new midwives by 2015; increase number of obstetricians from 17 in 2011 to 40 in 2020; improve access to drugs and equipment necessary for maternal newborn and child health; introduce maternal health audits in all districts; and develop comprehensive plans to improve existing health services in all four regions of the country by 2015.

Implementation methodologies

By improving midwifery education and access to drugs/equipment, developing comprehensive plans to improve existing health services.

Deliverables
Deliverable Date
Papua New Guinea commits to improve midwifery education and register 500 new midwives by 2015. 2015
Papua New Guinea will improve access to drugs and equipment necessary for maternal newborn and child health; introduce maternal health audits in all districts; and develop comprehensive plans to improve existing health services in all four regions of the country by 2015. 2015
Papua New Guinea will increase number of obstetricians from 17 in 2011 to 40 in 2020. 2020
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