UHC means that all people can obtain basic health services when they need them, without suffering financial hardship – because health is a fundamental human right. Achieving this is vital as healthy populations can better contribute socially and economically, while poor health is a major driver of poverty.
Twenty-five year old Ugandan Executive Committee member, Olgah Daphynne Namukuza has never let traditional gender roles hold her back. She is now on a mission to ensure other young people lead they way in sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights in Uganda.
AMODEFA, IPPF's Member Association in Mozambique, were at the forefront of the response to Cyclone Idai, which devastated parts of the country earlier in 2019. In fact, they're still there supporting communities, and Emerson, a clinical psychologist, is one of the volunteers on hand to help.
Alice is a proud feminist activist and our youngest executive committee member. She is on a mission to change the way organizations like IPPF function – by putting young people at the forefront. We caught up with Alice in Paris to talk about what drives her and her fight for change.
Condoms have come a long way since the days of being fashioned from animal intestines (surprise: these are still a thing). They now come in all shapes and sizes – from textured to pre-lubricated to novelty glow-in-the-dark condoms – so there is something for almost everyone.
This year's World Population Day, which takes place annually on 11 July, calls for global action on the revolutionary commitments made at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).
With over 60% of Cameroon under the age of 25, the Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW) is tailoring their services to meet the needs of young people - from changing their opening hours to suit those in education to realizing the power of social media to spread accurate sexual health information.
Cameroon suffers from limited healthcare provision including contraception, abortion and HIV-related services. With support from the Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative (GCACI), Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare delivers comprehensive abortion and contraceptive care.
For the last six years, Aline Mekone Njanjo has slowly built up the trust of the community.Aline, a nurse by training, oversees services related to the Global Comprehensive Abortion Care Initiative (GCACI), which aims to increase access to comprehensive abortion care and contraceptive services.
Peer educator Chariette Socgnia Nguepi juggles her full time-time job as a phone counsellor for young people with organizing education sessions with young people on sexual health through Cameroon National Planning Association for Family Welfare (CAMNAFAW).