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.

 

Photo credit: Pidgen Production/UNFPA PNG 

Data overview View more

Population

Population par tranche d'âge, %
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    Population âgée de 0 à 14 ans (en %)
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    Population âgée de 15 à 64 ans (en %)
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    Population aged 65+

Santé sexuelle et reproductive

Part des naissances encadrées par un personnel de santé qualifié, %, 2014-2019
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    Part des naissances encadrées par un personnel de santé qualifié

Planification familiale

Proportion of demand satisfied with modern methods, women aged 15-49, per cent, 2022
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    Modern method  

Éducation

Total net enrolment rate, percent

Gender, Rights, and Human Capital

Pratiques nuisibles

Key results of Papua New Guinea in 2021 View more
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Reproductive rights, laws and policies

Strategies were in place to align laws, policies and regulations on reproductive rights
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Gender-based violence platform

A national mechanism to engage multiple stakeholders to prevent and address gender-based violence was in place
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Minimum Initial Services Package

58
Health service providers and managers were trained on the minimum initial service package
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Life skills programmes for girls

3,300
Marginalized girls were reached with health, social and economic asset-building programmes
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Advocacy platforms against harmful social norms

14
Communities developed advocacy platforms to eliminate discriminatory gender and sociocultural norms which affect women and girls
2021 Humanitarian results achieved for Papua New Guinea View more
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Number of dignity kits distributed
50
UNFPA-assisted safe deliveries
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Adolescent and youth-friendly spaces supported by UNFPA
3
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth)
3,928
Affected population reached with Family Planning services
125
Personnel trained on Minimum Initial Service Package for reproductive health
People reached with Dignity Kits in 1 countries
Appeal Country People reached with Dignity Kits
l'État indépendant de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée 1594
Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services in 0 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
People reached with adolescent sexual and reproductive health services, supplies and information in 1 countries
Appeal Country Women reached with sexual and reproductive health services, including antenatal and postnatal care, emergency obstetric and newborn care services
l'État indépendant de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée 50
Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth) in 1 countries
Appeal Country Safe spaces supported by UNFPA (includes safe spaces for women, girls and youth
l'État indépendant de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée 3
Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA in 1 countries
Appeal Country Health Facilities that provide Emergency Obstetric Care, supported by UNFPA
l'État indépendant de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée 1
Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package in 1 countries
Appeal Country Personnel trained on various aspects of sexual and reproductive health, including the Minimum Initial Service Package
l'État indépendant de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée 125

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