We manage projects in the Pacific with the aim of advancing the sexual and reproductive well-being of Pacific people.
Focus on the Pacific
For over a decade we have managed a number of projects in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2010 our focus has been on the Pacific region.
We work alongside local colleagues and partner organisations, relying on their knowledge, expertise and insights to ensure projects best meet local needs.
We provide guidance and support in addressing challenges they may face.
Kiribati – Healthy Families Project
One of our current projects is the Healthy Families Project in Kiribati.
In 2012, we implemented this project in partnership with Kiribati Family Health Association.
The project aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of I-Kiribati living in the capital, South Tarawa, by:
- training clinical and health promotion staff to improve the quality of SRHR service delivery
- implementing mobile clinical services, introducing new Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials and expanding health promotion activities to improve access to SRHR services and information
- informing and educating South Tarawa community leaders to help build an enabling environment for the improvement of SRHR
- conducting research to establish a sound evidence base for future policy.
The project is funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme. In 2015 the project funding was extended until 2020. The project was also expanded to include six of Kiribati's outer islands - Abaiang, Abemama, Aranuka, Butaritari, Marakei, and North Tarawa.
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