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.

Family Planning Association of Malawi's (FPAM) trains local sex workers to become peer educators within their community. Peer educators cover topics from STI treatment to gender based violence. The Global Gag Rule (GGR) forced this particular Linkages peer educator project to close in 2016.
On 23rd January 2017, President Trump signed an order reinstating the Global Gag Rule (GGR). An order that has denied millions of US dollars in vital funding to organisations who did not sign the order that targets abortion. IPPF visited Burundi to document the impact of the GGR on the ground.
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.
Sineang struggled to conceive for the first three years of her marriage. Through the help, care and support provided by Reproductive Health Association of Cambodia, she managed to give birth to her first child in 2013.
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

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“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.”