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ADB and CSOs Bring Rural Health Services to Papua New Guinea

Video | 10 April 2019

ADB and the Government of Papua New Guinea promote partnerships with local and international NGOs to bring rural primary health care services.

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Text: ADB promotes partnership with civil society organizations in the design and implementation of its projects.

Text: In Papua New Guinea, ADB partnered with CSOs including Marie Stopes International to bring primary health care services to 8 rural provinces.

We have shortfalls so we'll be looking for partners to partner with us to deliver those levels of services where we have shortages, in terms of our healthcare services that we are providing under the public health system. The Rural Primary Health Services Delivery project where we want to roll out partnerships with other NGOs.  We are passing on resources to them to carry out [projects] on our behalf. Partnership is important to us. We have a policy they already and so we're going to expand our health services.

The country has a very good national family planning policy. We implemented on behalf of the National Department of Health. The ADB Rural Primary Health Services project, with their contribution, we implemented our national family planning training program to upskill the health workers in the country -- the public health workers, the church health workers, and the NGO health workers in providing long term family planning methods.

Text: Partnering with CSOs enhances ADB’s work.