The Vanuatu Family Health Association (VFHA) Clinic in Port Vila will provide free clinical service on family planning, treatment and counseling of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) during World Aids Day on December 1.
As Vanuatu’s pioneering sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) organization, VFHA is a trusted provider of SRHR services and commodities. It works closely with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to provide service delivery from its three main clinics, Port Vila, Santo and Tanna advocating to political and religious leaders and conducting educational campaigns targeting youth and the broader community.
Minami Kawamata a Japanese volunteer working for VFHA says anyone who visits the clinic on 30th November, 8am-3pm, 1st December, 8am-3pm, 2nd December, 8am-1:30pm, can have access to the free service.
Awareness on HIV/AIDS and STIs will also be provided during the event.
Kawamata says the main purpose of the event is to raise an understanding about reproductive health right and deliver correct information about HIV/AIDS.
She said women’s sexual health rights is an area which most often tends to be overlooked.
Family Planning (FP) is one of the Reproductive health services that help people to avoid unplanned pregnancies, and to plan and space the pregnancies they do want.
The purpose of FP is to make sure that desired resources are available for parents to give their children a better quality of life. Women would have serious body problems if they have a history of STIs, many child and short space of delivery record. Not only women but also men need to understand women’s health.
Protecting women’s health is the most vital health option for us all because it sets the foundation for a new and healthy generation. VFHA is appealing to everyone to make it a point of knowing and understanding what RH and family planning are to enable them to make better decision making.
SOURCE: VANUATU DAILY POST