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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.
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.
.p { text-align: justify; align: left; } Uganda has one of the highest fertility rates in the world, and as a result, it also has one of the most youthful populations - more than half of Ugandans are under 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.
Kate Gilmore, UNFPA Deputy Executive Director (Programme) addressed our High Level Side Event “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: The key to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls” at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women ...
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 ...
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 ...