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.

The proportion of high-intensity cyclones and hurricanes has increased due to warmer global temperatures. To deal with the effects of this disaster, the support from IPPF’s Member Association in Indonesia was requested, in the form of reproductive health services for the community – an often overlooked but vital area needed in humanitarian responses.
Women and children are the most vulnerable in every humanitarian crisis. The earthquake in West Sulawesi, which took place in January, was no different. A young Indonesian mother, Herlina shares her story on being displaced whilst breastfeeding her newborn baby.
There are very few campaigns in Indonesia around women's health and reproductive rights that Atashendartini Habsjah has not been involved with. She looks back on her journey of becoming a feminist and campaigner for women's reproductive rights in Indonesia and the impact of the Cairo conference.
In September 2018, a huge earthquake struck Indri's home island, killing thousands. Relieved that she made it to safety, Indri also felt an urgent need to give back to her community.
In late September, a devasting 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia, quickly followed by a tsunami. IPPF and Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association need your help to ensure the sexual and reproductive healthcare needs of women and girls are met during this time of crisis.
The SPRINT Initiative provides one of the most important aspects of humanitarian assistance that is often forgotten when disaster and conflicts strike: access to essential life-saving sexual and reproductive health services. We build capacity of humanitarian workers to deliver essential ...
The Japan Trust Fund (JTF) represents a visionary partnership that began in 2000 between the Government of Japan and IPPF. Together, we invest in programmes that prioritize health equity, gender equality, and human security for all. Traditionally a driving force ...
This programme addresses critical challenges faced by young women around sexual health and sexuality. It has produced a range of advocacy, education and informational materials to support research, awareness-raising, advocacy and service delivery. Girls Decide is about the sexual and ...
The Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association (IPPA) initiated Indonesia’s family planning movement in 1957 by setting up facilities to provide advice and services. It did so in the face of strong opposition from the government and religious leaders, but in the ...