Maternal health

Every day some 830 women die from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. Many more have serious injuries or long-lasting consequences. 

IPPF works around the world to improve maternal health through our clinics and outreach services and by training health workers, improving the availability of essential medicines and strengthening health systems.

Ny is 23 years old and is pregnant with her first child. She visits Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia clinic once a month for prenatal care.
Two years ago Kouch Davy suggested that the workers at the Propitious garment factory have improved access to sexual and reproductive health and information. The success now means it is rolling out to more factories.
Garment worker Sophorn doesn't earn much and the cost of a private clinic is more expensive that a public one, but she opts for the private clinic because she knows the level of care and treatment available is of a higher standard.
Pann Chandy was a youth volunteer with Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia and is now a qualified midwife. She runs workshops providing sexual and reproductive health advice to the garment factory workers.
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 ...

Family Planning - Nepal

Family Planning in Nepal For people acro ...
“When I was about to give birth, we called for an ambulance or a vehicle to help but even after five hours of calling, no vehicle arrived,”
Women and girls are disproportionately affected in humanitarian crises and face multiple sexual and reproductive health challenges in these contexts. IPPF has been providing much needed support to vulnerable communities through our global federation of member associations, who provide contextualised, timely and tailored interventions drawing on local partners' knowledge and expertise. However, recent shifts in the global political landscape are concerning and threaten to undermine IPPF's mission and impact on the ground.
The lives of millions of the world’s poorest women and girls are in jeopardy because of the expansion of the US Global Gag Rule (GGR) , IPPF’s Director General has said. The expansion of the GGR (or Mexico City Policy) ...
"We open at 8am. From 8am we will be receiving a variety of clients for different services - whether post-abortion care, whether antenatal care - we have to give them all the services. We may end up to 10pm, because we'll never chase our clients, we'll never close the place when we have a client inside.