Michele Rumsey, Director of Operations and Development, and Jodi Thiessen, Project Manager attended the 2015 Medical Society of Papua New Guinea Medical Symposium in September, Port Moresby. The theme was "Advancing Women's Health Through Innovation" and was the first time since 1991 women have been the focus of discussion. Many of the presentations outlined achievements and challenges in advancing women's health, capacity building and training, rural health and sexual and reproductive health. The event was timely with maternal mortality rates in PNG being reported to be one of the worst in the world.
WHO CC UTS interviewed many attendees of the symposium regarding the health workforce and reproductive health issues in Papua New Guinea to further the monitoring and evaluation of the Reproductive Health Training Unit.