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| 31 March 2016

Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial

Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial (FPABF) was set up in 1985. Staff and over 1,000 volunteers work to provide sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to poor and marginalized people. Services include antenatal and post-natal care, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and AIDS, provision of antiretroviral drugs, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), screening for cancers of the reproductive system, post-abortion care, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and AIDS, and home-based care for people living with HIV and AIDS.  FPABF’s work reaches out to the poor and marginalized, and the organization runs special initiatives focused on reaching young people on the streets, people living with HIV and AIDS, and students. Professional training is provided to young people, including members of FPABF’s Youth Action Movement, which enables them to participate in small-scale profitable ventures and escape poverty. The nation has severe SRH challenges in terms of lifetime risk of maternal death and unmet need for contraception. One of the most serious  issues in Burkina Faso is the 66% prevalence of female genital mutilation: a psychologically traumatic experience, an infringement of human rights and a source of substantial physical damage requiring major medical intervention.      FPABP works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Secretariat Permanent des Organisations Non Gouvernementales (SPONG), Réseau des ONG en population et développement (REOPOD) and a range of funders including UNFPA, the EU, UNICEF and DANIDA.

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| 31 March 2016

Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial

Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial (FPABF) was set up in 1985. Staff and over 1,000 volunteers work to provide sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to poor and marginalized people. Services include antenatal and post-natal care, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and AIDS, provision of antiretroviral drugs, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), screening for cancers of the reproductive system, post-abortion care, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and AIDS, and home-based care for people living with HIV and AIDS.  FPABF’s work reaches out to the poor and marginalized, and the organization runs special initiatives focused on reaching young people on the streets, people living with HIV and AIDS, and students. Professional training is provided to young people, including members of FPABF’s Youth Action Movement, which enables them to participate in small-scale profitable ventures and escape poverty. The nation has severe SRH challenges in terms of lifetime risk of maternal death and unmet need for contraception. One of the most serious  issues in Burkina Faso is the 66% prevalence of female genital mutilation: a psychologically traumatic experience, an infringement of human rights and a source of substantial physical damage requiring major medical intervention.      FPABP works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Secretariat Permanent des Organisations Non Gouvernementales (SPONG), Réseau des ONG en population et développement (REOPOD) and a range of funders including UNFPA, the EU, UNICEF and DANIDA.

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| 31 March 2016

Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania

Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) is an autonomous, non-political national NGO providing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information, education, and services in Tanzania. It was established in 1959 and became a full IPPF Member Association in 1973. Since then, it has developed a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for Tanzanian young people.    UMATI invests in the provision of gender responsiveness SRH services youth and women empowerment, and evidence-based advocacy through result-based projects implemented in 20 regions in Tanzania Mainland, and Zanzibar. UMATI recognizes that AGYW and ABYM experience different health needs and risks especially those related to HIV, STIs, and sexual gender-based violence. UMATI’s SRH programmes are developed based on the unmet need and government priorities and its SRH and FP service delivery has always been targeting the hard-to-reach communities, socially excluded and under-served people especially women, girls, and young people, and the key population.   UMATI empowers adolescents and young people (10-24) to realize and demand their SRHR for effective utilization of the services. The Association, through the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) approach, reaches young people with knowledge, skills, and Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) messages to freely access services at UMATI clinics, youth centers, and selected government facilities. Different approaches are used to reach adolescents and youth such as peer education sessions, IEC/BCC Materials, debate, health talk/dialogues, folk media, social media, radio, TV, e-sessions, community forum/dialogues, community meetings, and SRH service outreaches. UMATI collaborates with the Ministry of Health and Local Government Authorities to provide SRH services through 943 service points which include its own 5 permanent clinics and seven youth centers and support 391 community-based distributors/community-based services (CBDs/CBSs). UMATI’s SRH programmes are effectively maintained and delivered by 76 committed staff, 340 peer educators and a youth action movement membership of 400 activists.   UMATI receives funding support for its programmes from donors and partners such as Youth Incentives, Pathfinder International, PLAN International, UKAIDS, She Decides, UNICEF, UNFPA, Bills & Melinda Gates Foundation, Health Action International, SIMAVI, BERGSTROM Foundation, ZENSHO, and ActionAid Tanzania.    

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| 31 March 2016

Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania

Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) is an autonomous, non-political national NGO providing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information, education, and services in Tanzania. It was established in 1959 and became a full IPPF Member Association in 1973. Since then, it has developed a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for Tanzanian young people.    UMATI invests in the provision of gender responsiveness SRH services youth and women empowerment, and evidence-based advocacy through result-based projects implemented in 20 regions in Tanzania Mainland, and Zanzibar. UMATI recognizes that AGYW and ABYM experience different health needs and risks especially those related to HIV, STIs, and sexual gender-based violence. UMATI’s SRH programmes are developed based on the unmet need and government priorities and its SRH and FP service delivery has always been targeting the hard-to-reach communities, socially excluded and under-served people especially women, girls, and young people, and the key population.   UMATI empowers adolescents and young people (10-24) to realize and demand their SRHR for effective utilization of the services. The Association, through the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) approach, reaches young people with knowledge, skills, and Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) messages to freely access services at UMATI clinics, youth centers, and selected government facilities. Different approaches are used to reach adolescents and youth such as peer education sessions, IEC/BCC Materials, debate, health talk/dialogues, folk media, social media, radio, TV, e-sessions, community forum/dialogues, community meetings, and SRH service outreaches. UMATI collaborates with the Ministry of Health and Local Government Authorities to provide SRH services through 943 service points which include its own 5 permanent clinics and seven youth centers and support 391 community-based distributors/community-based services (CBDs/CBSs). UMATI’s SRH programmes are effectively maintained and delivered by 76 committed staff, 340 peer educators and a youth action movement membership of 400 activists.   UMATI receives funding support for its programmes from donors and partners such as Youth Incentives, Pathfinder International, PLAN International, UKAIDS, She Decides, UNICEF, UNFPA, Bills & Melinda Gates Foundation, Health Action International, SIMAVI, BERGSTROM Foundation, ZENSHO, and ActionAid Tanzania.    

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| 31 March 2016

Cameroon National Association for Family Welfare

The Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW) was created in 1987 to respond to the needs of women who wanted to plan their families and to enjoy higher standards of living. The organization has rapidly grown into the country’s leading provider of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. The challenges facing the people of Cameroon and the organization are severe. This is a country with very high levels of maternal death and child mortality and an HIV prevalence rate of over 10%. Health provision is limited: CAMNAFAW is working tirelessly to deliver to populations in the greatest and most urgent need of SRH support.  Through its service points, including dedicated youth sites, run by full-time staff and supported by over a thousand volunteers, CAMNAFAW provides a complete suite of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. It offers family planning, vaccination, paediatric care services, antenatal and post-natal care, post-abortion care, the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted and opportunistic infections, screening of cancers of the reproductive system, general laboratory work, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), home-based care, and education programmes aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS. An estimated 80% of clients are poor, marginalized, socially excluded and/or under-served. These include people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), sex workers, and unmarried men and women.  CAMNAFAW works in partnership with government and with non-governmental organisations including Care Cameroon, Femmes-Santé-Developpement en Afrique Sub-Saharienne (FESADE), the Youth Development Foundation, OFSAD, Scouts du Cameroun, the Support Centre for New Local Development Alternatives (CANADEL), Service Catholique de la Santé, Service Protestant de la Santé, the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA Cameroon), and the Réseau. Camerounais des associations des Personnes vivants avec le VIH (Récap+). CAMNAFAW receives support from the Government of Cameroon, UNFPA, the Government of Japan, the IPPF Japan Trust Fund, Care Cameroun, and CAREF.

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| 31 March 2016

Cameroon National Association for Family Welfare

The Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW) was created in 1987 to respond to the needs of women who wanted to plan their families and to enjoy higher standards of living. The organization has rapidly grown into the country’s leading provider of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. The challenges facing the people of Cameroon and the organization are severe. This is a country with very high levels of maternal death and child mortality and an HIV prevalence rate of over 10%. Health provision is limited: CAMNAFAW is working tirelessly to deliver to populations in the greatest and most urgent need of SRH support.  Through its service points, including dedicated youth sites, run by full-time staff and supported by over a thousand volunteers, CAMNAFAW provides a complete suite of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. It offers family planning, vaccination, paediatric care services, antenatal and post-natal care, post-abortion care, the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted and opportunistic infections, screening of cancers of the reproductive system, general laboratory work, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), home-based care, and education programmes aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS. An estimated 80% of clients are poor, marginalized, socially excluded and/or under-served. These include people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), sex workers, and unmarried men and women.  CAMNAFAW works in partnership with government and with non-governmental organisations including Care Cameroon, Femmes-Santé-Developpement en Afrique Sub-Saharienne (FESADE), the Youth Development Foundation, OFSAD, Scouts du Cameroun, the Support Centre for New Local Development Alternatives (CANADEL), Service Catholique de la Santé, Service Protestant de la Santé, the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA Cameroon), and the Réseau. Camerounais des associations des Personnes vivants avec le VIH (Récap+). CAMNAFAW receives support from the Government of Cameroon, UNFPA, the Government of Japan, the IPPF Japan Trust Fund, Care Cameroun, and CAREF.

Association Comorienne pour le Bien-Etre de la Famille - logo
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| 31 March 2016

Association Comorienne pour le Bien-Etre de la Famille

Located off the eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, Comoros is an archipelago of 4 islands at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel between northeaster Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. At a little over 1,800 square kilometres, it’s the third smallest nation in Africa, but has over 700,000 inhabitants. It is one of the most densely populated countries on the continent. A third of the population are women of reproductive age and the absence of essential health services presents major risks to their health and survival. High fertility levels allied to low contraceptive uptake, and widespread poverty combine to drive high risks related to sexual and reproductive health (SRH). In response, the Association Comorienne pour le Bien-Être Famille (ASCOBEF) is delivering a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health programmes and services. These include family planning, gynaecological counselling and services, antenatal care, information, education and communication (IEC) programmes and behaviour change communications (BCC) activities to promote health-seeking behaviour. It is also playing a major advocacy role in the fight against gender-based violence, and has provided extensive victim support. The majority of ASCOBEF's clients are poor, marginalized, socially excluded and/or under-served. ASCOBEF deliver services and programmes supported by volunteers, Youth Action Movement members and peer educators. ASCOBEF works in partnership with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including Réseau Femmes et Développement. It receives financial support from UNFPA, the Global Fund, UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

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| 31 March 2016

Association Comorienne pour le Bien-Etre de la Famille

Located off the eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, Comoros is an archipelago of 4 islands at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel between northeaster Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. At a little over 1,800 square kilometres, it’s the third smallest nation in Africa, but has over 700,000 inhabitants. It is one of the most densely populated countries on the continent. A third of the population are women of reproductive age and the absence of essential health services presents major risks to their health and survival. High fertility levels allied to low contraceptive uptake, and widespread poverty combine to drive high risks related to sexual and reproductive health (SRH). In response, the Association Comorienne pour le Bien-Être Famille (ASCOBEF) is delivering a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health programmes and services. These include family planning, gynaecological counselling and services, antenatal care, information, education and communication (IEC) programmes and behaviour change communications (BCC) activities to promote health-seeking behaviour. It is also playing a major advocacy role in the fight against gender-based violence, and has provided extensive victim support. The majority of ASCOBEF's clients are poor, marginalized, socially excluded and/or under-served. ASCOBEF deliver services and programmes supported by volunteers, Youth Action Movement members and peer educators. ASCOBEF works in partnership with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including Réseau Femmes et Développement. It receives financial support from UNFPA, the Global Fund, UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Caboverdiana para a Proteção da Familia (VERDEFAM)

Founded in 1995, VerdeFam, Cape Verdean Association for the Protection of the Family, is a private, non-profit institution. Through fixed call centers (CinSaude) and mobile clinical posts, the Association offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, from family planning, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and pre-service and postnatal services to users. The team is supported by a large group of volunteers, adults and young people, an executive management and peer educators specially trained in different areas of intervention.  Due to its wide experience in SRH, VERDEFAM has been invited to participate in the discussions and elaborations of the national plans, studies and policies of Reproductive Health in Cape Verde  VERDEFAM works in partnership with several government departments, including the Ministry of Health and Social Security, the Cape Verdean Institute for Gender Equality and Equity (ICIEG), the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS -SIDA), the Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordination Commission (CCAD), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Family and Social Inclusion. It should be noted that Verdefam is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).  As an NGO, it is affiliated with the Cape Verdean NGO Platform and is a member of its Board. The Association is also a permanent member of the Executive Secretariat of the AIDS Combat Coordination Committee - CCS / SIDA, is the Focal Point of the CPLP Civil Society Forum in Cape Verde for Health, Member of the Board of Directors of WANEP - CV, member of the Municipal Health Commission and member of the National Coordination Instance (CCN) of the program financed by the Global Fund. It should also be noted that VerdeFam has Cooperation protocols with the Ministry of Health, with all Health Stations, Central Hospitals and Municipal Councils where it operates.  VERDEFAM receives funds from UNFPA through the Ministry of Health of the Global Fund through the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS-SIDA), ICIEG, and the Coalition PLUS. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Caboverdiana para a Proteção da Familia (VERDEFAM)

Founded in 1995, VerdeFam, Cape Verdean Association for the Protection of the Family, is a private, non-profit institution. Through fixed call centers (CinSaude) and mobile clinical posts, the Association offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, from family planning, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and pre-service and postnatal services to users. The team is supported by a large group of volunteers, adults and young people, an executive management and peer educators specially trained in different areas of intervention.  Due to its wide experience in SRH, VERDEFAM has been invited to participate in the discussions and elaborations of the national plans, studies and policies of Reproductive Health in Cape Verde  VERDEFAM works in partnership with several government departments, including the Ministry of Health and Social Security, the Cape Verdean Institute for Gender Equality and Equity (ICIEG), the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS -SIDA), the Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordination Commission (CCAD), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Family and Social Inclusion. It should be noted that Verdefam is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).  As an NGO, it is affiliated with the Cape Verdean NGO Platform and is a member of its Board. The Association is also a permanent member of the Executive Secretariat of the AIDS Combat Coordination Committee - CCS / SIDA, is the Focal Point of the CPLP Civil Society Forum in Cape Verde for Health, Member of the Board of Directors of WANEP - CV, member of the Municipal Health Commission and member of the National Coordination Instance (CCN) of the program financed by the Global Fund. It should also be noted that VerdeFam has Cooperation protocols with the Ministry of Health, with all Health Stations, Central Hospitals and Municipal Councils where it operates.  VERDEFAM receives funds from UNFPA through the Ministry of Health of the Global Fund through the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS-SIDA), ICIEG, and the Coalition PLUS. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Moçambicana para Desenvolvimento da Família

The Mozambican Association for Family Development (AMODEFA) was formed in 1989. Like most IPPF Member Associations, the initial focus of the organization was family planning, but over the years it has diversified to cover a broader range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) requirements, including emergency obstetric care, pre- and post-natal care, and services dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of HIV and AIDS.  As the high HIV prevalence rates demonstrate, there is a desperate need for sustained efforts on this front. AMODEFA has responded to the challenges of HIV and AIDS with a community-based, clinic-based approach linked to home-based care. With private sector sites, mobile and community-based service points, the Member Association raises awareness and combats HIV and AIDS stigma and discrimination, and provides referrals. AMODEFA uses the HIV, Gender and Sexuality link through comprehensive sex education in schools and outside schools to drive HIV prevention.  AMODEFA staff, is supported by hundreds of volunteers, a youth action movement, peer educators and community-based distributors (CBDs).  In its advocacy role, AMODEFA has provided advice and influenced the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Human Development, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, Ministry of Justice, Secretary for Youth and Employment and Parliament to adopt supportive national legislation and practices, particularly with regard to adolescents and youth.  The Member Association works with governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as the National HIV and AIDS Council, PLASOC, the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and with private sector such as ECOSIDA.  AMODEFA's donors include UNFPA, OIM, Global Fund, AFRIKAGRUPPERNA, DIAKONIA and JFT. The Organization is a member of PLASOC - Platform of Civil Society Organizations for Health, RDSR - Sexual and Reproductive Rights Network, CECAP - Coalition for the Elimination of Premature Unions. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Moçambicana para Desenvolvimento da Família

The Mozambican Association for Family Development (AMODEFA) was formed in 1989. Like most IPPF Member Associations, the initial focus of the organization was family planning, but over the years it has diversified to cover a broader range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) requirements, including emergency obstetric care, pre- and post-natal care, and services dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of HIV and AIDS.  As the high HIV prevalence rates demonstrate, there is a desperate need for sustained efforts on this front. AMODEFA has responded to the challenges of HIV and AIDS with a community-based, clinic-based approach linked to home-based care. With private sector sites, mobile and community-based service points, the Member Association raises awareness and combats HIV and AIDS stigma and discrimination, and provides referrals. AMODEFA uses the HIV, Gender and Sexuality link through comprehensive sex education in schools and outside schools to drive HIV prevention.  AMODEFA staff, is supported by hundreds of volunteers, a youth action movement, peer educators and community-based distributors (CBDs).  In its advocacy role, AMODEFA has provided advice and influenced the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Human Development, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, Ministry of Justice, Secretary for Youth and Employment and Parliament to adopt supportive national legislation and practices, particularly with regard to adolescents and youth.  The Member Association works with governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as the National HIV and AIDS Council, PLASOC, the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and with private sector such as ECOSIDA.  AMODEFA's donors include UNFPA, OIM, Global Fund, AFRIKAGRUPPERNA, DIAKONIA and JFT. The Organization is a member of PLASOC - Platform of Civil Society Organizations for Health, RDSR - Sexual and Reproductive Rights Network, CECAP - Coalition for the Elimination of Premature Unions. 

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| 31 March 2016

Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial

Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial (FPABF) was set up in 1985. Staff and over 1,000 volunteers work to provide sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to poor and marginalized people. Services include antenatal and post-natal care, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and AIDS, provision of antiretroviral drugs, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), screening for cancers of the reproductive system, post-abortion care, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and AIDS, and home-based care for people living with HIV and AIDS.  FPABF’s work reaches out to the poor and marginalized, and the organization runs special initiatives focused on reaching young people on the streets, people living with HIV and AIDS, and students. Professional training is provided to young people, including members of FPABF’s Youth Action Movement, which enables them to participate in small-scale profitable ventures and escape poverty. The nation has severe SRH challenges in terms of lifetime risk of maternal death and unmet need for contraception. One of the most serious  issues in Burkina Faso is the 66% prevalence of female genital mutilation: a psychologically traumatic experience, an infringement of human rights and a source of substantial physical damage requiring major medical intervention.      FPABP works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Secretariat Permanent des Organisations Non Gouvernementales (SPONG), Réseau des ONG en population et développement (REOPOD) and a range of funders including UNFPA, the EU, UNICEF and DANIDA.

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| 31 March 2016

Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial

Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial (FPABF) was set up in 1985. Staff and over 1,000 volunteers work to provide sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to poor and marginalized people. Services include antenatal and post-natal care, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and AIDS, provision of antiretroviral drugs, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), screening for cancers of the reproductive system, post-abortion care, prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and AIDS, and home-based care for people living with HIV and AIDS.  FPABF’s work reaches out to the poor and marginalized, and the organization runs special initiatives focused on reaching young people on the streets, people living with HIV and AIDS, and students. Professional training is provided to young people, including members of FPABF’s Youth Action Movement, which enables them to participate in small-scale profitable ventures and escape poverty. The nation has severe SRH challenges in terms of lifetime risk of maternal death and unmet need for contraception. One of the most serious  issues in Burkina Faso is the 66% prevalence of female genital mutilation: a psychologically traumatic experience, an infringement of human rights and a source of substantial physical damage requiring major medical intervention.      FPABP works in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Secretariat Permanent des Organisations Non Gouvernementales (SPONG), Réseau des ONG en population et développement (REOPOD) and a range of funders including UNFPA, the EU, UNICEF and DANIDA.

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| 31 March 2016

Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania

Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) is an autonomous, non-political national NGO providing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information, education, and services in Tanzania. It was established in 1959 and became a full IPPF Member Association in 1973. Since then, it has developed a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for Tanzanian young people.    UMATI invests in the provision of gender responsiveness SRH services youth and women empowerment, and evidence-based advocacy through result-based projects implemented in 20 regions in Tanzania Mainland, and Zanzibar. UMATI recognizes that AGYW and ABYM experience different health needs and risks especially those related to HIV, STIs, and sexual gender-based violence. UMATI’s SRH programmes are developed based on the unmet need and government priorities and its SRH and FP service delivery has always been targeting the hard-to-reach communities, socially excluded and under-served people especially women, girls, and young people, and the key population.   UMATI empowers adolescents and young people (10-24) to realize and demand their SRHR for effective utilization of the services. The Association, through the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) approach, reaches young people with knowledge, skills, and Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) messages to freely access services at UMATI clinics, youth centers, and selected government facilities. Different approaches are used to reach adolescents and youth such as peer education sessions, IEC/BCC Materials, debate, health talk/dialogues, folk media, social media, radio, TV, e-sessions, community forum/dialogues, community meetings, and SRH service outreaches. UMATI collaborates with the Ministry of Health and Local Government Authorities to provide SRH services through 943 service points which include its own 5 permanent clinics and seven youth centers and support 391 community-based distributors/community-based services (CBDs/CBSs). UMATI’s SRH programmes are effectively maintained and delivered by 76 committed staff, 340 peer educators and a youth action movement membership of 400 activists.   UMATI receives funding support for its programmes from donors and partners such as Youth Incentives, Pathfinder International, PLAN International, UKAIDS, She Decides, UNICEF, UNFPA, Bills & Melinda Gates Foundation, Health Action International, SIMAVI, BERGSTROM Foundation, ZENSHO, and ActionAid Tanzania.    

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| 31 March 2016

Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania

Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) is an autonomous, non-political national NGO providing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information, education, and services in Tanzania. It was established in 1959 and became a full IPPF Member Association in 1973. Since then, it has developed a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for Tanzanian young people.    UMATI invests in the provision of gender responsiveness SRH services youth and women empowerment, and evidence-based advocacy through result-based projects implemented in 20 regions in Tanzania Mainland, and Zanzibar. UMATI recognizes that AGYW and ABYM experience different health needs and risks especially those related to HIV, STIs, and sexual gender-based violence. UMATI’s SRH programmes are developed based on the unmet need and government priorities and its SRH and FP service delivery has always been targeting the hard-to-reach communities, socially excluded and under-served people especially women, girls, and young people, and the key population.   UMATI empowers adolescents and young people (10-24) to realize and demand their SRHR for effective utilization of the services. The Association, through the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) approach, reaches young people with knowledge, skills, and Social Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) messages to freely access services at UMATI clinics, youth centers, and selected government facilities. Different approaches are used to reach adolescents and youth such as peer education sessions, IEC/BCC Materials, debate, health talk/dialogues, folk media, social media, radio, TV, e-sessions, community forum/dialogues, community meetings, and SRH service outreaches. UMATI collaborates with the Ministry of Health and Local Government Authorities to provide SRH services through 943 service points which include its own 5 permanent clinics and seven youth centers and support 391 community-based distributors/community-based services (CBDs/CBSs). UMATI’s SRH programmes are effectively maintained and delivered by 76 committed staff, 340 peer educators and a youth action movement membership of 400 activists.   UMATI receives funding support for its programmes from donors and partners such as Youth Incentives, Pathfinder International, PLAN International, UKAIDS, She Decides, UNICEF, UNFPA, Bills & Melinda Gates Foundation, Health Action International, SIMAVI, BERGSTROM Foundation, ZENSHO, and ActionAid Tanzania.    

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| 31 March 2016

Cameroon National Association for Family Welfare

The Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW) was created in 1987 to respond to the needs of women who wanted to plan their families and to enjoy higher standards of living. The organization has rapidly grown into the country’s leading provider of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. The challenges facing the people of Cameroon and the organization are severe. This is a country with very high levels of maternal death and child mortality and an HIV prevalence rate of over 10%. Health provision is limited: CAMNAFAW is working tirelessly to deliver to populations in the greatest and most urgent need of SRH support.  Through its service points, including dedicated youth sites, run by full-time staff and supported by over a thousand volunteers, CAMNAFAW provides a complete suite of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. It offers family planning, vaccination, paediatric care services, antenatal and post-natal care, post-abortion care, the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted and opportunistic infections, screening of cancers of the reproductive system, general laboratory work, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), home-based care, and education programmes aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS. An estimated 80% of clients are poor, marginalized, socially excluded and/or under-served. These include people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), sex workers, and unmarried men and women.  CAMNAFAW works in partnership with government and with non-governmental organisations including Care Cameroon, Femmes-Santé-Developpement en Afrique Sub-Saharienne (FESADE), the Youth Development Foundation, OFSAD, Scouts du Cameroun, the Support Centre for New Local Development Alternatives (CANADEL), Service Catholique de la Santé, Service Protestant de la Santé, the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA Cameroon), and the Réseau. Camerounais des associations des Personnes vivants avec le VIH (Récap+). CAMNAFAW receives support from the Government of Cameroon, UNFPA, the Government of Japan, the IPPF Japan Trust Fund, Care Cameroun, and CAREF.

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| 31 March 2016

Cameroon National Association for Family Welfare

The Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW) was created in 1987 to respond to the needs of women who wanted to plan their families and to enjoy higher standards of living. The organization has rapidly grown into the country’s leading provider of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. The challenges facing the people of Cameroon and the organization are severe. This is a country with very high levels of maternal death and child mortality and an HIV prevalence rate of over 10%. Health provision is limited: CAMNAFAW is working tirelessly to deliver to populations in the greatest and most urgent need of SRH support.  Through its service points, including dedicated youth sites, run by full-time staff and supported by over a thousand volunteers, CAMNAFAW provides a complete suite of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services. It offers family planning, vaccination, paediatric care services, antenatal and post-natal care, post-abortion care, the diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted and opportunistic infections, screening of cancers of the reproductive system, general laboratory work, voluntary counselling and testing (VCT), home-based care, and education programmes aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination associated with HIV and AIDS. An estimated 80% of clients are poor, marginalized, socially excluded and/or under-served. These include people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), sex workers, and unmarried men and women.  CAMNAFAW works in partnership with government and with non-governmental organisations including Care Cameroon, Femmes-Santé-Developpement en Afrique Sub-Saharienne (FESADE), the Youth Development Foundation, OFSAD, Scouts du Cameroun, the Support Centre for New Local Development Alternatives (CANADEL), Service Catholique de la Santé, Service Protestant de la Santé, the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa (SWAA Cameroon), and the Réseau. Camerounais des associations des Personnes vivants avec le VIH (Récap+). CAMNAFAW receives support from the Government of Cameroon, UNFPA, the Government of Japan, the IPPF Japan Trust Fund, Care Cameroun, and CAREF.

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| 31 March 2016

Association Comorienne pour le Bien-Etre de la Famille

Located off the eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, Comoros is an archipelago of 4 islands at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel between northeaster Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. At a little over 1,800 square kilometres, it’s the third smallest nation in Africa, but has over 700,000 inhabitants. It is one of the most densely populated countries on the continent. A third of the population are women of reproductive age and the absence of essential health services presents major risks to their health and survival. High fertility levels allied to low contraceptive uptake, and widespread poverty combine to drive high risks related to sexual and reproductive health (SRH). In response, the Association Comorienne pour le Bien-Être Famille (ASCOBEF) is delivering a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health programmes and services. These include family planning, gynaecological counselling and services, antenatal care, information, education and communication (IEC) programmes and behaviour change communications (BCC) activities to promote health-seeking behaviour. It is also playing a major advocacy role in the fight against gender-based violence, and has provided extensive victim support. The majority of ASCOBEF's clients are poor, marginalized, socially excluded and/or under-served. ASCOBEF deliver services and programmes supported by volunteers, Youth Action Movement members and peer educators. ASCOBEF works in partnership with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including Réseau Femmes et Développement. It receives financial support from UNFPA, the Global Fund, UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

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| 31 March 2016

Association Comorienne pour le Bien-Etre de la Famille

Located off the eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, Comoros is an archipelago of 4 islands at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel between northeaster Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. At a little over 1,800 square kilometres, it’s the third smallest nation in Africa, but has over 700,000 inhabitants. It is one of the most densely populated countries on the continent. A third of the population are women of reproductive age and the absence of essential health services presents major risks to their health and survival. High fertility levels allied to low contraceptive uptake, and widespread poverty combine to drive high risks related to sexual and reproductive health (SRH). In response, the Association Comorienne pour le Bien-Être Famille (ASCOBEF) is delivering a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health programmes and services. These include family planning, gynaecological counselling and services, antenatal care, information, education and communication (IEC) programmes and behaviour change communications (BCC) activities to promote health-seeking behaviour. It is also playing a major advocacy role in the fight against gender-based violence, and has provided extensive victim support. The majority of ASCOBEF's clients are poor, marginalized, socially excluded and/or under-served. ASCOBEF deliver services and programmes supported by volunteers, Youth Action Movement members and peer educators. ASCOBEF works in partnership with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including Réseau Femmes et Développement. It receives financial support from UNFPA, the Global Fund, UNICEF and the World Health Organization.

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Caboverdiana para a Proteção da Familia (VERDEFAM)

Founded in 1995, VerdeFam, Cape Verdean Association for the Protection of the Family, is a private, non-profit institution. Through fixed call centers (CinSaude) and mobile clinical posts, the Association offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, from family planning, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and pre-service and postnatal services to users. The team is supported by a large group of volunteers, adults and young people, an executive management and peer educators specially trained in different areas of intervention.  Due to its wide experience in SRH, VERDEFAM has been invited to participate in the discussions and elaborations of the national plans, studies and policies of Reproductive Health in Cape Verde  VERDEFAM works in partnership with several government departments, including the Ministry of Health and Social Security, the Cape Verdean Institute for Gender Equality and Equity (ICIEG), the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS -SIDA), the Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordination Commission (CCAD), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Family and Social Inclusion. It should be noted that Verdefam is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).  As an NGO, it is affiliated with the Cape Verdean NGO Platform and is a member of its Board. The Association is also a permanent member of the Executive Secretariat of the AIDS Combat Coordination Committee - CCS / SIDA, is the Focal Point of the CPLP Civil Society Forum in Cape Verde for Health, Member of the Board of Directors of WANEP - CV, member of the Municipal Health Commission and member of the National Coordination Instance (CCN) of the program financed by the Global Fund. It should also be noted that VerdeFam has Cooperation protocols with the Ministry of Health, with all Health Stations, Central Hospitals and Municipal Councils where it operates.  VERDEFAM receives funds from UNFPA through the Ministry of Health of the Global Fund through the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS-SIDA), ICIEG, and the Coalition PLUS. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Caboverdiana para a Proteção da Familia (VERDEFAM)

Founded in 1995, VerdeFam, Cape Verdean Association for the Protection of the Family, is a private, non-profit institution. Through fixed call centers (CinSaude) and mobile clinical posts, the Association offers a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services, from family planning, prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV and pre-service and postnatal services to users. The team is supported by a large group of volunteers, adults and young people, an executive management and peer educators specially trained in different areas of intervention.  Due to its wide experience in SRH, VERDEFAM has been invited to participate in the discussions and elaborations of the national plans, studies and policies of Reproductive Health in Cape Verde  VERDEFAM works in partnership with several government departments, including the Ministry of Health and Social Security, the Cape Verdean Institute for Gender Equality and Equity (ICIEG), the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS -SIDA), the Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordination Commission (CCAD), the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Family and Social Inclusion. It should be noted that Verdefam is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP).  As an NGO, it is affiliated with the Cape Verdean NGO Platform and is a member of its Board. The Association is also a permanent member of the Executive Secretariat of the AIDS Combat Coordination Committee - CCS / SIDA, is the Focal Point of the CPLP Civil Society Forum in Cape Verde for Health, Member of the Board of Directors of WANEP - CV, member of the Municipal Health Commission and member of the National Coordination Instance (CCN) of the program financed by the Global Fund. It should also be noted that VerdeFam has Cooperation protocols with the Ministry of Health, with all Health Stations, Central Hospitals and Municipal Councils where it operates.  VERDEFAM receives funds from UNFPA through the Ministry of Health of the Global Fund through the Committee for the Coordination and fight against HIV and AIDS (CCS-SIDA), ICIEG, and the Coalition PLUS. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Moçambicana para Desenvolvimento da Família

The Mozambican Association for Family Development (AMODEFA) was formed in 1989. Like most IPPF Member Associations, the initial focus of the organization was family planning, but over the years it has diversified to cover a broader range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) requirements, including emergency obstetric care, pre- and post-natal care, and services dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of HIV and AIDS.  As the high HIV prevalence rates demonstrate, there is a desperate need for sustained efforts on this front. AMODEFA has responded to the challenges of HIV and AIDS with a community-based, clinic-based approach linked to home-based care. With private sector sites, mobile and community-based service points, the Member Association raises awareness and combats HIV and AIDS stigma and discrimination, and provides referrals. AMODEFA uses the HIV, Gender and Sexuality link through comprehensive sex education in schools and outside schools to drive HIV prevention.  AMODEFA staff, is supported by hundreds of volunteers, a youth action movement, peer educators and community-based distributors (CBDs).  In its advocacy role, AMODEFA has provided advice and influenced the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Human Development, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, Ministry of Justice, Secretary for Youth and Employment and Parliament to adopt supportive national legislation and practices, particularly with regard to adolescents and youth.  The Member Association works with governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as the National HIV and AIDS Council, PLASOC, the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and with private sector such as ECOSIDA.  AMODEFA's donors include UNFPA, OIM, Global Fund, AFRIKAGRUPPERNA, DIAKONIA and JFT. The Organization is a member of PLASOC - Platform of Civil Society Organizations for Health, RDSR - Sexual and Reproductive Rights Network, CECAP - Coalition for the Elimination of Premature Unions. 

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| 31 March 2016

Associação Moçambicana para Desenvolvimento da Família

The Mozambican Association for Family Development (AMODEFA) was formed in 1989. Like most IPPF Member Associations, the initial focus of the organization was family planning, but over the years it has diversified to cover a broader range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) requirements, including emergency obstetric care, pre- and post-natal care, and services dedicated to the prevention, treatment and management of HIV and AIDS.  As the high HIV prevalence rates demonstrate, there is a desperate need for sustained efforts on this front. AMODEFA has responded to the challenges of HIV and AIDS with a community-based, clinic-based approach linked to home-based care. With private sector sites, mobile and community-based service points, the Member Association raises awareness and combats HIV and AIDS stigma and discrimination, and provides referrals. AMODEFA uses the HIV, Gender and Sexuality link through comprehensive sex education in schools and outside schools to drive HIV prevention.  AMODEFA staff, is supported by hundreds of volunteers, a youth action movement, peer educators and community-based distributors (CBDs).  In its advocacy role, AMODEFA has provided advice and influenced the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and Human Development, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, Ministry of Justice, Secretary for Youth and Employment and Parliament to adopt supportive national legislation and practices, particularly with regard to adolescents and youth.  The Member Association works with governmental and non-governmental organisations, such as the National HIV and AIDS Council, PLASOC, the Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights and with private sector such as ECOSIDA.  AMODEFA's donors include UNFPA, OIM, Global Fund, AFRIKAGRUPPERNA, DIAKONIA and JFT. The Organization is a member of PLASOC - Platform of Civil Society Organizations for Health, RDSR - Sexual and Reproductive Rights Network, CECAP - Coalition for the Elimination of Premature Unions.