UNFPA Papua New Guinea

A lower middle-income country, Papua New Guinea is home to one of the world’s most ethnically diverse populations. Most people live in rural areas, often in areas of difficult access. This represents a complex challenge for health care and social services delivery. Fertility rates are high. UNFPA started work in Papua New Guinea in 1996. It helps improve the quality of and access to maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services, including for sexual and reproductive health. Programmes support in achieving the national development plans, extending measures to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, and collecting and analysing population data for development planning.

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Population

  • Population aged 0-14

  • Population aged 15-64

  • Population aged 65+

Maternal and newborn health

  • Births attended by skilled health personnel

Sexual and reproductive health

  • CPR any method

  • Unmet need

Education

Fertility

Total fertility rate, per woman, 2010-2015

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2010-2015

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Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

All contraceptives - Papua New Guinea

No Data Available
Supplies economic impact

Impact on lifespan in Papua New Guinea*

8,240
Healthy years of life saved (women)
138,382
Healthy years of life saved (children)
146,622
Healthy years of life saved (women and children)
2,432,087
Direct healthcare costs saved (2015 USD)*
Supplies health impact

Health impact in Papua New Guinea

143
Maternal deaths averted
1,637
Child deaths averted
7,780
Unsafe abortions averted
Supplies demographic impact

Demographic impact in Papua New Guinea

130,628
Unintended pregnancies averted
52,251
Abortions averted

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