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In Ethiopia, getting young people’s attention about sexual and reproductive healthcare is no easy task. But at a youth centre in Jimma, groups of young people are getting vital messages about sexual health and contraception out to their peers through dance, song, and poetry.
In the rural part of Ethiopia where Rewda Kedir works as a midwife, only 14% of married women are using any method of contraception, despite many wanting to. Having open – if challenging – conversations with families is one way her clinic lets people know what their contraceptive options are.
Women living in rural areas of Ethiopia often lack access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive healthcare. Family Planning Association of Ethiopia (FGAE) are expanding their free services in remote clinics to ensure no woman is left behind.
The SPRINT Initiative provides one of the most important aspects of humanitarian assistance that is often forgotten when disaster and conflicts strike: access to essential life-saving sexual and reproductive health services. We build capacity of humanitarian workers to deliver essential ...
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Slideshow
The SPRINT Initiative is IPPF's flagship humanitarian programme funded by the Australian Government. Our six priority countries in Africa include Ethiopia, Central Africa Republic, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya and Uganda. In 2014, the African region ...
“Immediately after my child was born, I found the market family planning booth to receive free services. The services are right in my community and taking family planning has been a good experience. Things have changed in my life because ...
Women are at the heart of every nation's future was the recurring message at an event organized by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Government of Japan and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health ahead of the International Conference on Family ...
A new level of partnership was launched by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) today at Women Deliver. It will bring a significant boost in investment to family planning services in 13 countries ...
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Video
This short film, based in Ethiopia, explores proven methods for delivering family planning through community-based educators and distributors. It addresses the global crisis around family planning and calls for greater prioritisation of this critical, life-saving technology.