Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update: We're open for a range of services during the Level 4 lockdown. Use the Ask for an Appointment to get a phone appointment with us during this time. Please note that we will not be offering phone appointments over the Easter Weekend (10-13 April). 

We will be able to help with: emergency contraception prescriptions, contraceptive pill repeats (and some contraceptive pill starts) and abortion information.

If you are due for your depo provera jab or for your implant to be changed, we will give you a prescription for the pill until we're able to do face-to-face appointments again. 

If you have an appointment booked with us in the next month, we will be in touch with you to reschedule.

Due to infection control requirements we are unable to provide any face-to-face consultations in our clinics during the lockdown.

Schools, principals and teachers: Our Navigating the Journey sexuality education resources are available for just $25 (that's half-price) until the end of April. Our resource shop is closed for the duration of the lockdown but these e-resources are available for purchase. 

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World’s 1.8 billion young people

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

International News

A United Nations (UN) report launched today calls for investment in young people as they are essential to social and economic growth.

The UNFPA report - The State of World Population, the Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future.The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) report ‘The State of World Population, the Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future’, shows how the record youth population in the developing world holds the key to progress, but that nations need to invest in their education, health and rights.

UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin says “young people are the innovators, creators, builders and leaders of the future. But they can transform the future only if they have skills, health, decision-making, and real choices in life”.

The report also talks about the need to protect rights, including reproductive rights, and sexual and reproductive health, and provide skills and knowledge so young people can reach their potential.

The UNFPA report says that never before has the world’s adolescent population been so large. Alongside the issues this presents, there are opportunities that can be harnessed through good policy making and investment in young people.

Together with the Kiribati Family Health Association, we are working to improve access to sexual and reproductive health information and services in South Tarawa.

Voluntary family planning is one of the most effective ways to encourage sustainable development, in particular when facing the needs of young populations.

Download the full report ‘The State of World Population, the Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, Youth and the Transformation of the Future' (PDF 7MB)

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