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Sayana efforts will help widen contraceptive choice for world’s poorest and neglected women says IPPF
Expanding contraceptive choices offers the potential to put power into women’s hands said the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) in reaction to the Sayana Press announcement by Pfizer BD, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and CIFF today.
IPPF is already playing a major role in the introduction of Sayana Press to increase access to the world’s most poorest and underserved women and girls.
IPPF advises and collaborates in Advanced Family Planning (AFP) national and global advocacy efforts. The partnership works to increase financial investments and political commitment needed to ensure access to family planning through effective advocacy. AFP is comprised by more than 20 partner organisations working in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda with additional opportunity fund grants.
The Association de Bien-Etre Familial – Naissances Désirables (ABEF-ND)
The Democratic Republic of Congo is vast: it is Africa’s second largest country and has nearly 68 million inhabitants. The sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges are correspondingly immense, with the country recording some of the poorest SRH statistics globally.
The Association de Bien-Etre Familial – Naissances Désirables (ABEF-ND) was founded in 1977, and since then it has worked tirelessly to drive changes which will secure a better future for the country.
Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial (FPABF) was set up in 1985. Staff and over 1,000 volunteers work to provide sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to poor and marginalized people.
“Immediately after my child was born, I found the market family planning booth to receive free services. The services are right in my community and taking family planning has been a good experience. Things have changed in my life because I can now save money and do other things. I tell my friends they must take their family planning!” - Marie Kamara, 35, Liberia
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has been awarded Burkina Faso’s Legion of Honour partly for the work done by the organization’s member association in the country, ABBEF (L’Association Burkinabè pour le Bien-Être Familial) but also for IPPF’s contribution globally in 170 countries.
Association Burkinabé pour le Bien-Etre Familial : training volunteers to deliver information on SRHR, specifically contraception and birth spacing; a project which improved the skills and confidence of volunteers, enabled them to make changes in their own lives and improved community engagement in SRHR and with contraception.
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 the effects of sexual violence.