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.

A key UN review 20 years on from the landmark 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) makes clear the link between development and sexual and reproductive health and rights and shows why young people must be placed at ...
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have entered into a strategic partnership that will provide a solid basis for long-term co-operation on reproductive health, HIV and gender equality, IPPF said ...
Save a life...save a generation! Our volunteer doctors from Saude em Portuges together with FPOP service providers saved a baby's life in Basey, Samar. The mother and child went to FPOP's RH Medical Mission on December 2 to avail of ...
Not much has been published about the destruction caused by TS Yolanda in Panay Island, which is composed of the provinces of Iloilo, Aklan, Capiz and Antique. The FPOP team that conducted the rapid assessment found that the coastal communities ...
The first challenge for the FPOP Team was the long queue of vehicles in the seaport of Matnog (Sorsogon) that were bound for Samar province and Tacloban City. The Team waited for more than 12 hours before it was able ...
To start off its humanitarian response, Family Planning Organzation Philippines yesterday dispatched 3 teams to conduct a rapid assessment of the situation of women and girls in the provinces of Cebu, Iloilo and Samar where it has chapters. The teams ...
Women are at the heart of every nation's future was the recurring message at an event organized by the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the Government of Japan and the Ethiopian Ministry of Health ahead of the International Conference on Family ...
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the DRC’s Ministry of Health have struck a deal to work more closely together to help drive down the country’s high maternal mortality rates and tackle ...
In the lead up to October's International Day of Rural Women and to celebrate World Contraception day, IPPF reached out to over 200 rural women on 26 September. IPPF's member Association in Kenya, Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK) , held ...
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Key facts and figures highlighting IPPF's achievements in 2012. IPPF provided 112.7m sexual and reproductive health services and averted 550,000 unsafe abortions.