Maternal and child health and nutrition
WHO actively assists the Government of Papua New Guinea in the development of policies, strategies and plans for improving the health, survival and nutrition of women and children, by analysing data, enhancing access and quality of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care services, promoting appropriate feeding practices, protecting young children against vaccine-preventable diseases, and promoting the health of children of school age. WHO provides guidance to adapt and implement packages of evidence based, cost effective interventions to be delivered along the continuum of care through pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, neonatal period and childhood. WHO assists to build capacity of health care providers to assess, deliver and supervise health services for women and children. WHO is also looking at improving the management of reproductive tract and sexually transmitted infections (RTI/STI) and the prevention and control of cervical cancer in reproductive health care services.