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There are some years that become a pivotal moment in history – 2020 is one of those. IPPF has never been faced with delivering healthcare in the grip of a global pandemic – here we acknowledge some of our amazing colleagues, clients, and partners as well as events that have shaped the year.
17-year-old student Jumeya Mohammed Amin started educating other people about sexual and reproductive health when she was 14 years old. She trained as a ‘change agent’ for her community through the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia.
Youth leader Nebiyu Ephirem, has been staffing the phones at a hotline for young people who have questions about sexual and reproductive health since it started in 2017.
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.
Emebet Bekele is a former sex worker turned counsellor, who works at the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE) run, confidential clinic in Jimma, Oromia, that was set up in 2014 to help at-risk and underserved populations like sex workers.
“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 ...
The Guttmacher Institute and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) today released Spanish and French language versions of Demystifying Data: A Guide to Using Evidence to Improve Young People’s Sexual Health and Rights. The publication, which is also available in ...
On Tuesday, IPPF took South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka – known as the Princess of Africa – to some of its projects just outside of the Ethiopian capital. She met young people and members of vulnerable groups – dancing ...
IPPF's Director-General is set to be the lead moderator for the plenary on "Ethiopia’s ambitious targets and remarkable successes in family planning". Addis Ababa was selected to host the 3rd International Conference on Family Planning because of Ethiopia's strong commitment ...
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 ...