Uganda

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Safe abortion is heavily restricted in Uganda, yet gender inequality and sexual violence are widespread. Hosted by IPPF, the Safe Abortion Action Fund is helping vulnerable women to turn their lives around. People are learning about safe abortion and fewer girls are dying. Community attitudes have been transformed and social stigma has started to give way to human rights and understanding.
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 ...
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 age of 15. Approximately, 755,000 unintended pregnancies occur annually out of which 297,000 result in unsafe abortions. We are working hard on the ground to tackle these issues. Our Member takes the approach of offering people as many services as possible to get all health needs met in the same place.
IPPF & UN Women are implementing a joint project to address HIV vulnerability among adolescent girls and young women by engaging and empowering them.
Nairobi/Kampala October 8 2015: Staff from the Australian High Commission in Nairobi visited refugee settlements in south-western Uganda today. The team observed services being provided to Burundian refugees and congratulated the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) for providing key sexual ...
July 07, 2015: New Delhi/Nairobi: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) through The SPRINT Initiative is providing humanitarian assistance and sexual and reproductive health services in South Western Uganda-in Nakivale and other refugee settlements. More than7000 Burundi refugees have arrived ...
The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed the long awaited National Population Council bill last week as a sign of commitment to increase support for family planning and reproductive health issues in the country. International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Member ...
IPPF is supporting an initiative by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to ensure global action to address violence against women and girls in humanitarian situations such as the on-going crisis caused by Typhoon Haiyan. In the wake of ...
This is just one small example of IPPF's advocacy success. The World Bank allocated $20 million over 5 years, out of a $135 million loan. This is for the supply of reproductive health commodities such as condoms, contraceptive pills and ...