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Women and girls are disproportionately affected in humanitarian crises and face multiple sexual and reproductive health challenges in these contexts. IPPF has been providing much needed support to vulnerable communities through our global federation of member associations, who provide contextualised, timely and tailored interventions drawing on local partners' knowledge and expertise. However, recent shifts in the global political landscape are concerning and threaten to undermine IPPF's mission and impact on the ground.
Girls age 15 to 19 with a diagnosis of a major mental illness are almost three times as likely to give birth as adolescents without mental health issues. Education is key.
IPPF’s medical mission team was first on the ground in Nataleira, after the Cyclone Winston hit Fiji thanks to the SPRINT initiative and additional funding from the Government of Australia . Here Ana and Kini talk about the aftermath, the ...
Imagine this: You’re pregnant, living at home, expecting to give birth in a few weeks’ time with the assistance of staff at your local clinic. But then disaster strikes.
The Happy Planet Index has declared Vanuatu Archipelago ‘the happiest place on earth’ with its picturesque shoreline and friendly people. But unfortunately, Vanuatu - the Land Eternal- is a country with one of the highest disaster risks in the world. ...
In late July 2010, a woman brought her 10-year-old daughter, Sakina, into an emergency outreach clinic in Muzaffargarh, South Punjab. Floods had inundated that part of Pakistan and our Member Association - the Family Planning Association of Pakistan (Rahnuma-FPAP) - ...
Princess of Africa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka is a member of the African Women Leader's Network and IPPF supporter When I was a little girl growing up in Soweto my mother taught me from a very young age that everyone can ...
Save a life...save a generation! Our volunteer doctors from Saude em Portuges together with FPOP service providers saved a baby's life in Basey, Samar. The mother and child went to FPOP's RH Medical Mission on December 2 to avail of ...
Not much has been published about the destruction caused by TS Yolanda in Panay Island, which is composed of the provinces of Iloilo, Aklan, Capiz and Antique. The FPOP team that conducted the rapid assessment found that the coastal communities ...
The first challenge for the FPOP Team was the long queue of vehicles in the seaport of Matnog (Sorsogon) that were bound for Samar province and Tacloban City. The Team waited for more than 12 hours before it was able ...