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Improved Access to Sexual Reproductive Health Care and Post-Rape Care Services with the Opening of a New Clinic

Lautoka, 22/01/2021 - 00:55, UNIQUE ID: 210121_17
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A two-year project entitled Strengthening Collaboration, Accountability, Law & Empowering Stakeholders was formally launched today as part of MSP’s new western division operations. The project was designed to support the civil society in strengthening human rights priorities in Fiji by empowering women, youth, children, people with disabilities and marginalized groups, increasing access to justice for survivors of sexual gender-based violence, strengthening capacity of Civil Society organization partners to deliver their mandates to end sexual gender based violence.

The project is funded by the European Union (EU) and is being implemented by Medical Services Pacific (MSP). Coinciding with the launch of the project is the opening of a new Clinic in Lautoka which will strengthen efforts to access accompaniment services to access justice and to provide essential sexual reproductive health care and post-rape care services to the women and youth in the Western Division.

MSP believes that its signature three pronged approach in providing clinical, legal and counselling services will enrich the lives of our clients in the west of Fiji. The new MSP center in the Western Division will provide holistic health and social services, including comprehensive services for survivors of violence that will strengthen existing services available for those living in the hard to reach communities in the western division.

The project with work very closely with government agencies and civil society organisations to strengthen the already existing protection system for vulnerable women and girls in the western division.

MSP will provide services such as family planning, sexual reproductive health, counselling, group therapies, specialized post-rape care services, specialized services for child survivors along with legal aid for women and youth at no cost.

(The EU Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific, HE Sujiro Seam (right) and the Minister for Health, Dr. Ifereimi Waqainabete commissioned the clinic on Thursday.)

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