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Asba Hann is the president of the Guediawaye chapter of IPPF’s Africa region youth action movement. She explains how the Global Gag Rule (GGR) cuts have deprived youth of a space to ask questions about their sexuality and seek advice on contraception.
Senegal’s IPPF Member Association, Association Sénégalaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial (ASBEF) ran two clinics in Senegal's capital, Dakar, until funding was cut in 2017 due to the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) by the US administration. Meet the healthcare providers on the frontline, continuing to provide care to those that need it most.
Senegal’s IPPF Member Association, Association Sénégalaise pour le Bien-Etre Familial (ASBEF) was forced to close their clinic in the struggling suburb of Guediawaye. None felt the loss harder than regular ASBEF clients, who relied heavily on the quality healthcare provided by the clinic.
Two years into the Global Gag Rule, IPPF Member Association ASBEF is feeling the devastating impact on its healthcare services – but they are determined to continue providing vital healthcare services.
Expanding contraceptive choices offers the potential to put power into women’s hands said the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in reaction to the Sayana Press announcement by Pfizer BD, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and CIFF today. IPPF ...
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IPPF advises and collaborates in Advanced Family Planning (AFP) national and global advocacy efforts. The partnership works to increase financial investments and political commitment needed to ensure access to family planning through effective advocacy. AFP is comprised by more than ...
Senegal is in the midst of a health system crisis. There are only 10 doctors per 100,000 people (compared to the UK's 270 per 100,000), and health infrastructure and systems are poorly resourced and often low quality. The Association Sénégalaise ...
Study shows that laws act as barrier to young people getting sexual and reproductive health services. New research published today highlights how the law in different countries often restricts young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health services. A series ...
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A new law, preventing schools from expelling pregnant girls, has begun to positively change perceptions, showing that law and social norms can reinforce each other. However, the intersection between law and culture in Senegal is largely creating rather than removing ...
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 ...