Maternal health

Every day some 830 women die from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. Many more have serious injuries or long-lasting consequences. 

IPPF works around the world to improve maternal health through our clinics and outreach services and by training health workers, improving the availability of essential medicines and strengthening health systems.

IPPF’s Director General, Tewodros Melesse, has paid tribute to the Government and people of Japan, following the announcement that Japan will support the provision of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for 2017. The Japanese Government has announced that ...
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We calculated the human cost of the U.S. Global Gag Rule. The effects can be devastating for millions of poor and marginalised women.
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For over 60 years, IPPF has been at the vanguard of the family planning movement, championing and fighting for rights‑based, voluntary family planning worldwide.
Mexico City Policy will have a devastating impact for International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) with its extension far beyond family planning. Restrictions into support for HIV, maternal health and infectious diseases programmes will mean that millions will be denied lifesaving ...
IPPF stands to lose $100 million USD received from the US, even though none of that money is used for abortion services. IPPF spoke out against Trump's reinstatement of the harmful Global Gag Rule (aka Mexico City Policy) to both ...

The mother of six struggling with sickle cell

Lilian, an IPPF client, has sickle cell ...

Our staff never turn anyone away

Clinical Officer, Kedi Samuel. Laborator ...

Overview

Uganda has one of the highest fertility ...

Reaching the most remote areas

RHU's weekly outreach clinic in the vill ...

Dealing with a disability - Vicky's story

Vicky Acora is a married mother of two. ...