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Seri Wendoh is the Senior Advisor for Gender, Adolescents and Rights at IPPF's Central Office. I met Cheyenne on a recent visit to Zambia. She is 35, and her family’s provider as well as its carer. Cheyenne spent 12 hours ...
Esperanza from Mexfam, IPPF’s Member Association in Mexico, presented a session on social accountability at the International Conference on Family Planning. But what is social accountability and how does it help democracy? “Governments should be accountable to their citizens. 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.
Every three months Felistus has to set off on a four hour walk across two mountains to get to her closest family planning services. Felistus’ husband, Peter, said: “Family planning helps us to enjoy our marriage without fear of unwanted ...
T he International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) just pledged to help 60 Million women access essential services as part of the Family Planning 2020 target. We want every woman to be able to decide whether they have children and if so, how many they want and the spacing between them.
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 ...
Organized by the Gates Institute, the session at the International Family Planning Conference on ‘South-South Exchange on Family Planning’ focussed on shared learning between countries on family planning needs and how to move beyond dialogue to action. The questions facing ...
IPPF is an active member of the Population and Sustainability Network (PSN) which advocates for greater understanding of the relationships between population, health and sustainable development.The network is currently bringing a family planning component to a project combatting sexual violence ...
By her daughter, Sarah Dhanjal It is with great sadness that I report the death of my mother, Beryl Suitters Dhanjal on March 7th 2016. The family felt it important to inform the institutions she had played a part in ...
The past 15 years have been turbulent for this small, landlocked country. Poverty is widespread and the earthquake of 2015 had a devastating effect. Almost 9,000 people were killed and over 22,000 injured, while the effect on houses and buildings ...