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High Level Delegation Visit to Medical Services Pacific Fiji

An international Delegation visited Medical Services Pacific this week to gain an understanding of project implementation and development in the Pacific. The group included diplomats and development experts from Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, Turkey and Australia. The group were visiting Fiji as part of a Pacific Familiarisation tour.

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We were pleased to provide a progress report and participate in discussions on development challenges. We were able to share with them, aspects of the distinctive work we are doing as awomen’s health and rights NGO in Fiji.  The team displayed all of the elements that are involved in our holistic approach to health care, including the integrated  services provided for free to survivors of violence and abuse or neglect. The presentations of the day included demonstrations on the application of the Medical Forensic Rape Kit, the MSP Contraceptive Choice Kit as well as our Cryo-gun used in cryotherapy, which is part of our cervical cancer treatment and prevention program.  The MSP free clinic is open in Suva Mondays to Saturdays and opening in Labasa to provide health care and social services to women youth and children.

 

Fiji still has high rates of teenage pregnancy and 80% of the clients that we treat in our post rape care clinic are under 18 years of age. Due to this, it is critical that funding for family planning is supported in Fiji. MSP is a family planning service provider supported by DFAT and partners such as the United Nations and our clinical and educational services are specifically tailored to reduce rates of teenage pregnancy, teach respectful relationships and aim to strengthen child protection services. We provide a broad range of medical and social services. To date, we have assisted over 78,000 clinical clients since opening our Suva Clinic. We look forward to opening our clinic in Labasa in the next few weeks.” Ms J. Poole.

Medical Services Pacific fully supports the movement that is My Oceans Matter 2017, Pacific year for the Ocean. We encourage everyone to do their part in making changes in their everyday lives towards having a healthier ocean. Visit www.pacificdf.org for information on how to get involved.

 

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