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This year to mark World AIDS Day I travelled to Swaziland in southern Africa. I saw and heard first hand stories from a country that has made huge inroads in its efforts to curtail the HIV epidemic but it also ...
IPPF has pledged to reach 60 million new users of contraception between 2012 and 2020, and is committed to reaching the most underserved populations. By Daniel McCartney, Technical Adviser on HIV/STIs with a focus on key populations at the IPPF ...
Conditions were so bad at Tema General Hospital in Ghana that within the first three months of this year 20 women had died. On one occasion four women were forced to share a bed in the maternity wards. In response ...
Advocate Barbara Dockalova, from the Joining Voices Project, attended the Global Citizens Hearing that took place at the 68th World Health Assembly. Citizens shared their recommendations with the global community. Their input will influence the Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent ...
Conditions have become so bad at Tema General Hospital in Ghana that four women have to share a bed in the maternity wards and between January and April this year 20 women have died. Campaign action was organized by the ...
As Regional Director of IPPF’s African office, I am proud to have taken part in Global Citizens Hearing side event at the 68th World Health Assembly on 21 May. The issue of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health is ...
Zero Discrimination Day is a chance to celebrate diversity and to reject discrimination. By joining our voices together, we can be part of a resounding call for compassion, tolerance and peace. Stigma begins and ends with each one of us ...
India has a strong government programme to eliminate the transmission of HIV from mother to child (eMTCT). This includes free antiretroviral (ART) drugs for pregnant mothers living with HIV, financial support to build houses for people living with HIV and ...
IPPF’s Senior HIV/AIDS Adviser Alan Smith visits family planning association of India (FPAI) clinics offering services for the transgender community in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. I visited family planning association of India (FPAI) clinics in Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore, offering ...
Simon Richard Mugenyi writes from the first Uganda national conference on family planning The first Uganda national conference on family planning co-hosted by the Ministry of Health in partnership with UNFPA was a success; it’s been an exciting, joyful and ...