Advocacy on Sexual and Reproductive Health
During the FOGS week, the PSRH hosted a regional symposium at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva, Fiji. The function was officiated by Hon. Rosy Akbar, Minister for Medical and Health Services in Fiji. Minister Akbar deliberated on the continued need for advocacy on sexual and reproductive health including a focus on cervical cancer prevention, screening and treatment in the Pacific. She also emphasized on the role of multisectoral collaboration and networking among organisations and partners in jointly responding to major health challenges. She highlighted that the PSRH Symposium is an example of regional collaboration to generate discussions, mobilize capacity building, negotiate for resources and strengthen health program development. The function was supported by UNFPA Pacific Sub-regional office, Ministry of Health and Medical Services Fiji and the Secretariat of the Pacific Commission.