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.

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The aim of the She Decides Conference was to increase commitments from leading governments around the world, so that organizations like IPPF can continue to provide the critical access life-saving services that millions of women need.
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IPPF Director General Tewodros Melesse has defended the record of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in an interview with BBC World News
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Sulueti was pregnant when the Cyclone Winston hit Fiji. Thanks to IPPF, she received all the essential care and supplies she needed for her pregnancy. Meet all the mothers and community leaders
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We calculated the human cost of the U.S. Global Gag Rule. The effects can be devastating for millions of poor and marginalised women.
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The data about gender inequality are shocking: millions of women are victims of early marriage, female genital mutilation and different sorts of gender violence and discrimination.
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Women and girls around the world have an unmet need for reproductive health services. In 2015, IPPF provided 175 million services, 82% of which went to poor and marginalised people.
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Le cadre stratégique 2016–2022 constitue une vision à la fois audacieuse et ambitieuse des projets de l’IPPF, la Fédération internationale pour la planification familiale, et des moyens de les concrétiser au cours des sept prochaines années. Approuvé en novembre 2014 ...
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Vision 2020 is IPPF's global call to action to eradicate poverty by 2020. Sexual and reproductive health and rights are key to achieving sustainable development and equity for all. We urge governments to commit to our 10 point plan of ...
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Why is upholding sexual rights for all people is a priority of IPPF? How do IPPF staff and volunteers protect, defend and promote sexual rights, globally? With first person experiences and scenarios, the film explains IPPF's Declaration of Sexual Rights ...
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The Central American nation of El Salvador is the most densely populated country in the Americas. With the collapse of international coffee prices, the economic situation has worsened in some rural areas, with particular pressures on young people. ADS, our ...