Samoa hosts Pacific Society for Reproductive Health 14th Biennial Conference


The Pacific Society for Reproductive Health (PSRH) 14th Biennial Conference is underway in the Country for the next five days. 

Minister of Health, Valasi Tafito Selesele comments is outlined in the program of the Conference said the Samoan government understands the poignant role Pacific Society for Reproductive Health plays in the whole Pacific region, and across all cadres of reproductive health workers and stakeholders. 

“That is why Samoa will play its part in assisting PSRH, in improving the quality of reproductive health-related services in the Pacific region. 

“This belief is further strengthened by the fact Samoa has hosted PSRH’s Biennial Conference on more than three occasions in the past, with the latest being 2013, where 200 delegates from more than 15 different Pacific nations attended, including New Zealand and Australia.” 

Adding the latest innovations, skills, and evidence-based approaches will be delivered by some of the top minds and specialists and all the reproductive health stakeholders in the Pacific will be in Samoa.

He hopes that collaborations and new supportive networks will be established on important reproductive health issues that most affect the health of women and their families in thePacific. 

The pacific island countries in attendance are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, Australia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. 

“I am particularly pleased with the upcoming conference theme of “Re-imagination and Actions for Women’s Health – Sail with Faith, Lead with Wisdom”. Such a fitting message to steer the helm of the Pacific Society for Reproductive Health ship during the conference. 

“I am sure there will be productive deliberations and wonderful clinical stories to be shared. New and effective collaborations will be strengthened between your different organisations. Furthermore, these renewed networks will assist in formulating achievable and measurable action plans towards improvement in reproductive health outcomes for the Pacific.”