The Pacific Society for Reproductive Health is:
- a society open to all those involved in reproductive or neonatal health care in the Pacific.
- a society formed to foster education and assistance between members in Pacific island countries through the provision of educational workshops biennially and through development of distacne eduation modiatlities for continuing access to educational updates.
- a network of professionals in reproductive and neonatal health providing useful links for continuing education opportunities offered in the Pacific and neighbouring countries.
- a society which seeks to address the problems of Pacific geography and provide support for isolated heath care workers.
- a society which seeks to provide direction and support to members in disucssions of improvements to obstetric and gynaecological services in Pacific island countries.
The Pacific Society for Reproductive Health (PSRH) is a non governmental organization which encourages the professional development of reproductive and neonatal health care workers, across the diverse geography, economy and population of Pacific Island countries.
Within the next six years PSRH will have become increasingly recognized by governments and other key related organizations as a body with significant knowledge to aid health core planning in sexual, reproductive and neonatal health care, will have increased its membership base across all groups through a clear recognition of the value of membership, and will have explored initiatives to increase its capacity to provide services at a broad and local level.
Areas of Focus
Our overall focus includes;
- Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity by addressing MDG4 and 5.
- Integration of HIV-STI into Reproductive Health Programs.
- Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health.
- Reproductive Health Research.
- Professional Development & Capacity Building.
The aims of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health are:
- To promote and where possible provide continuing education in the field of reproductive and neonatal health care in the Pacific both through biennial educational workshops and through various distance education modalities available to nursing and medical personnel.
- To provide a forum for discussion of matters of common endeavor as they relate to improvements in reproductive health care services available in the Pacific.
- To provide support to members in their negotiations with local health authorities and government with regard to improvements in obstetrical and gynecological services.
- To provide a link between professional bodies in Australia and New Zealand and Pacific colleagues.
- To establish a supportive network of health professionals involved in reproductive health in the Pacific region.
- To use this network as a support mechanism for exchange of ideas, knowledge and experiences, and other resources thereby contributing to the improvement of reproductive health services and programs.