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A Reproductive Health Evaluation Survey was conducted By UNFPA in the four project provinces of Papua New Guinea in the late October of 2002 and was completed in March 2003. The provinces were Central, East Sepik, Madang and Manus. The survey was part of a previous project funded by UNFPA that was executed by WHO Regional Office from the Western Pacific and implemented by NSO. It was designed to provide information on reproductive behaviour and intentions; knowledge, use and availability of family planning methods; maternal and child health; and knowledge and attitude towards AIDS. Results of the survey were intended for programme evaluation and planning purposes.
Table 1. Number of Households Surveyed and Females and Males of Reproductive age Interviewed, Selected Provinces, Papua New Guinea, 2002
For information on Survey results, select the 16 tables listed
In 2000, all member states of the United Nations, including Papua New Guinea, adopted the Millennium Declaration which outlines a vision for the new century based on fundamental values of freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance, health, respect for nature and shared responsibility. The Declaration focuses on overcoming the key challenges facing humanity at the start of the 3rd millennium and formulates the required responses through nationally appropriate benchmarks.
The core values of the Millennium Declaration formed the basis for the formulation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs also highlight and consolidate the goals and commitments set out in the various world summits and conferences of the 1990s. There are eight MDGs that relate to: (i) Poverty; (ii) Primary Education; (iii) gender Equality; (iv) Child Mortality; (v) maternal Mortality; (vi) HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases; (vii) Environmental Sustainability; and (viii) Global Partnership for Development. The MDGs are time bound, recognize the interdependence between many development challenges, and place the responsibility of archiving these goals both on developed and developing countries. The MDGs represent an agenda that requires the participation and responsibility of all members of society.