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Let’s reduce this story to the basics: the Komen Foundation funds work to diagnose and prevent breast cancer. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) receives around $750,000 annually from the Komen Foundation to pay for clinical breast cancer services ...
IPPF’s first ever, large-scale Development Debate took place at The Royal Society on Monday 30 January 2012. Keynote speaker Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Liberian activist, headed a panel of experts addressing the topic “Women’s empowerment and sustainable ...
The Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA) is a vital initiative. In Zambia, lifetime risk of maternal mortality is 1 in 27. 30% of those deaths result from unsafe abortion. Other major causes of maternal mortality ...
Cervical cancer: it’s easily preventable, it’s easily treatable, it kills 300,000 women per year and 88% of those deaths are amongst women and girls in developing nations. In which case, it should be (and can be) addressed as a matter ...
As a part of The Aspen Institute's 7 Billion: Conversations that Matter series, IPPF/WHR Regional Director Carmen Barroso spoke on a panel entitled " The Road to Rio: Climate Change, Population and Sustainability ". The event featured leaders from the ...
IPPF has always emphasised the importance of innovation in its work, and today that spirit of innovation is honoured by a major award. Miriam Brenner MSW of the Israel Family Planning Association has just won the prestigious Recanati-Chase-Rashi “Entrepreneur Social ...
For the coming session of the UPR in Geneva in June, IPPF and its member associations will be focusing in particular on sexual rights issues in the Netherlands, the Philippines, Indonesia and the UK/Northern Ireland. For those who might feel ...
It’s only a couple of months since Dr.Gill Greer, former IPPF Director General, departed these shores for a new life in New Zealand. Now, she’s going to have to return to the UK (for at least a couple of days) ...
“I gave birth to ten children – three are no longer alive. I would not have done it if there was a family planning opportunity. I would have had fewer children without the stress and difficulty I have had.” – ...
December 5th 2011: a good day for volunteers. It’s UN International Volunteer Day; it’s the European Year of Volunteering; and it’s the 10th anniversary of the UN International Year of Volunteers (IYV2001 + 10). Clearly, volunteers are highly regarded at ...