Papua New Guinea is home to certain health issues – one focus for our country's health care industry is to increase the number of healthy pregnancies and births. Being pregnant and giving birth shouldn't be a frightening and dangerous experience. If the right medical care is available, women in Papua New Guinea will be able to enjoy this important time in their lives.
What is the current maternal health care situation?
The maternal mortality rate in PNG is one of the highest in the world, with 215 women dying per 100,000 live births.
Many women are giving birth without a skilled attendant or the appropriate equipment needed to ensure a safe delivery. The maternal mortality rate in PNG is one of the highest in the world, with 215 women dying per 100,000 live births, according to information in the UNDP Human Development Report 2016.
Access to better healthcare and the option of transport to well-equipped hospitals such as Port Moresby General Hospital can help to ensure safe and healthy deliveries for women in PNG.
How health insurance can benefit expectant PNG parents
In Papua New Guinea, health care is not yet where it needs to be, especially when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth.
If you're expecting, or are thinking about starting a family, the team at Trans Pacific Assurance is available to provide you with the cover you need to make sure you have access to everything you require during your pregnancy, delivery and aftercare.
Once your baby is born, you'll need to take them to the doctor for regular check-ups and be on the lookout for illnesses that require medical attention. In these circumstances, medical insurance is also essential.
The benefits of health insurance during pregnancy are clear – decreased waiting times, access to specialists, better medical facilities and more treatment options.
If you are planning on starting a family or are currently pregnant, investing in medical insurance to ensure the health and safety of yourself and your baby is paramount.
Our medical insurance plans can cover the costs associated with specialist treatments. For more information on health insurance for your growing family, get in touch with one of our specialists today.