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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.
On 23rd January 2017, President Trump signed an order reinstating the Global Gag Rule (GGR). An order that has denied millions of US dollars in vital funding to organisations who did not sign the order that targets abortion. IPPF visited Burundi to document the impact of the GGR on the ground.
The Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM) rely heavily on US funding for it's HIV prevention programmes. From outreach programmes in rural areas to sex workers in the city, FPAM provide vital healthcare to the most vulnerable in society. Without funding, programmes will be forced to shut their doors on the thousands of people who rely on their services.
AMODEFA, our member association based in Mozambique is set to lose $2 million, 60% of its budget as a consequence of not signing the global gag rule.
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Lorraine is centre manager of the Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) clinic in Kibera, Nairobi – a place best known for being Africa’s biggest urban slum. Here FHOK is fighting poverty and myths to provide sexual health and education.
On Universal Health Coverage Day, IPPF’s HIV/AIDS Senior Adviser Alan Smith looks at a public-private programme providing health services to migrant workers living in labour camps on the Chennai metro rail project. Many large Indian cities are developing large infrastructure ...
HIV is now the second largest cause of adolescent mortality globally. Here Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, asks why and what can be done to address young people’s needs. You’re a 15 year old who’s living ...
An article published in the special supplement of the BJOG on Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPTs) argues that the integration of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV programmes are vital in order to maximise the technological advances in the field, ...
Daniel McCartney , International Planned Parenthood Federation's (IPPF) HIV Officer: Research and Technical Support , talks about the new HIV guidelines for key populations from World Health Organisation. The need to provide adequate HIV services for key populations – men ...