The continuation of many vital health services Amodefa offers in Mozambique are under threat following the reintroduction of the Global Gag Rule (GGR) by the US Administration. The Global Gag Rule (GGR) stops US aid to all health programmes run by organisations who perform or counsel on abortion.
The study, commissioned by IPPF and funded by the IPPF Japan Trust Fund for HIV and Reproductive Health, provides evidence of the challenges to and benefits of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Compared to many developing countries, HIV prevalence in Nepal is low. Yet there are deep and complex problems around HIV. Stigma remains a huge problem. People living with HIV say they have faced enormous discrimination, including being ostracized by their ...
Milan Khadka once suffered discrimination within his community when they found out he was living with HIV. He is now a community home-based care mobiliser with Family Planning Association of Nepal. He uses his music to educate the youth about HIV and to confront the stigma around HIV.
Men's sexual and reproductive health needs are often unfulfilled due to a combination of factors, including a lack of service availability, poor health-seeking behaviour among men, health facilities often not considered "male-friendly".
Even before Cyclone Winston, there was very little knowledge about contraception and sexually transmitted infections in Fiji. IPPF health professionals are now providing the affected population with counselling and advice on family planning and sexual health.