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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.
The Japan Trust Fund (JTF) represents a visionary partnership that began in 2000 between the Government of Japan and IPPF. Together, we invest in programmes that prioritize health equity, gender equality, and human security for all. Traditionally a driving force behind IPPF's efforts to support the integrated HIV prevention programmes of our Member Associations in Africa and Asia, JTF has adjusted to reflect changing global health priorities.
Mexico City Policy will have a devastating impact for International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) with its extension far beyond family planning. Restrictions into support for HIV, maternal health and infectious diseases programmes will mean that millions will be denied lifesaving healthcare they need. The policy will hit hardest, the women living at the margins of society – the poorest, the most remote and those under 25.
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.
19 November 2015, Tokyo.
International Planned Parenthood (IPPF) Director General Tewodros Melesse and H.E. Mr. Hitoshi Kikawada, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, have held discussions on reproductive health and humanitarian crises, IPPF said today.
Their discussions covered universal health coverage and the hardships facing women and children displaced by the Syrian crisis. The two shared the view that women and children’s health needs should be prioritized, as these tend to be overlooked in emergency assistance.
“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
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.
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 Planning in Addis Ababa.
The Government of Japan and the International Planned Parenthood (IPPF) have entered into a strategic partnership that will provide a solid basis for long-term co-operation on reproductive health including family planning, particularly in Africa, IPPF said today.
On 9 May, Dr Toshiko Abe, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Mr Tewodros Melesse, IPPF Director General signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Strategic Partnership between the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IPPF in their meeting at the UK Parliament.
Family Planning Association of Malawi (FPAM): Making it Work project: providing youth-friendly, integrated sexual and reproductive health and HIV services via mobile clinics; helping to reduce unwanted pregnancy and keep young women in education; eliciting ideas from young people on how to improve services including removing fees, increasing condom provision and providing access to abortion.