Some 214 million women and girls in developing regions have an unmet need for modern contraception. While the reasons for this are multiple, the costs and availability of contraception remain major barriers.
Addressing cervical cancer is a core part of the mandate of IPPF and for years, we have dedicated our efforts and resources to support our Member Associations in improving and increasing their efforts to address cervical cancer prevention and treatment throughout the world.
For 50 years, the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) has provided sexual and reproductive health care, including contraception, safe abortion, HIV treatment. The reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule by the US administration has forced the organisation to shut down life-saving services to key populations.
The Botswana Family Welfare Association (BOFWA) has been providing sexual and reproductive health care since 1988. Yet, since the Global Gag Rule was reintroduced in January 2017, this vital care and support for local communities can no longer continue due to loss of funding.
For 30 years, Project Street Beat’s mobile medical unit has been working on the streets of New York, travelling to some of its most deprived zip codes offering everything from HIV testing to emergency contraception and a slew of services that have evolved to keep up with changing needs.
In a crowded classroom on a Saturday morning, almost 50 nurses gather to learn about detecting and responding to gender-based violence in emergencies. They will all be part of various emergency outreach teams in Tonga.