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.

Data overview View more

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, 2021

Life expectancy

Life expectancy at birth (years), 2021

Harmful Practices

Child marriage by age 18, per cent, 2005-2019

  • Child marriage by age 18

Key results of Papua New Guinea in 2020 View more

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Minimum Initial Services Package

181 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package

National plan for sexual and reproductive health

A costed, integrated national plan was developed for sexual and reproductive health, which prioritizes access for key groups

Youth participation in humanitarian response

During a humanitarian crisis, young people were included in decision-making mechanisms in all phases of humanitarian response

Coordination body for gender-based violence

During a humanitarian crisis, a functioning inter-agency gender-based violence coordination body was in place

Census disaggregation

Census results disaggregated by age and sex were available and publically accessible online

Rapid assessments in crises

During a humanitarian crisis, rapid assessments of affected populations were conducted

Common data set

A common operational data set on population statistics was produced

Population projections

Publically available population projections at national and subnational levels, disaggregated by age, sex, location were generated

Small area estimations

Small area estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators were generated and used for programme planning

Minimum Initial Services Package

181 Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package
Expenditure View more

Programme activities

  • All resources
  • Core
  • Non - core

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