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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.
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 ...
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 ...
At the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, IPPF launched a new publication today featuring personal experiences of HIV-related stigma. Siobhan Warrington, Director, Oral Testimony Works talks about the testimonies collected. “ In my experience, stigma is still my most serious ...
The Kazakhstan Association on Sexual and Reproductive Health (KMPA) carried out research to produce a national “HIV Prevention Report Card for Sex Workers”. In this blog, Galina Grebennikova, KMPA’s Executive Director, and Karina Sagitova, a KMPA volunteer, explain why Kazakhstan ...