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.

Kiribati is one of the least developed countries in the Pacific with few natural resources, limited governance, institutional capacity, and infrastructure. Humanitarian crises are prevalent here, and the occurrence of extreme weather events is likely to increase due to the climate crisis as the sea levels rise and regularly flood coastal homes.
Abe, an Assistant Youth Officer for the Kiribati Family Health Association, discusses his proud identity as part of both the LGBTI community and his local church.
Norma Yeeting, Executive Director of Kiribati Family Health Association, has been presented with a presitigious award to recognise her service to advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Despite having one of the Pacific's most challenging sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) indicators, the Kiribati Family Health Association (KFHA) has managed to expand the scope and reach of SRHR to those most in need. In the last ...