4 Nov 2013

American advocacy group says Pacific needs more funding for sexual health

4:54 pm on 4 November 2013

An American advocacy group says Pacific nations needs more funding to tackle sexual and reproductive health issues in the region.

Population Action International is a privately-funded organisation working to increase women's access to contraception around the world.

It's president, Suzanne Ehlers, says when it comes to sexual health, the Pacific is often overlooked.


We know that the Pacific region is woefully underfunded not only by donor countries in this region, like New Zealand, like Australia, like Japan, but really by other global donors, Government and private alike, so that's one sort of key issue.

Suzanne Ehlers says it is important to appreciate the unique challenges Pacific nations face.