THE STORY

In Vanuatu and the Pacific region, there are very few resources to address SOGIE inequities in health care. Research is very limited in this area, there are no resources to guide health providers in developing specialized knowledge, policies and skills for SOGIE inclusive health care, and there also no measures available to assess existing health care services on SOGIE inclusiveness. Even though Vanuatu is a signatory to many of the international human rights and health conventions, there are little to no accountability mechanisms in place.

This project sought to provide the urgently needed resources to address SOGIE inequities in health care in Vanuatu and the Pacific. Even though Vanuatu is a signatory to many of the international human rights and health conventions, there are little to no accountability mechanisms in place. Research is very limited in this area, there are no resources to guide health providers in developing specialized knowledge, policies and skills for SOGIE inclusive health care, and there also no measures available to assess existing health care services on SOGIE inclusiveness