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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.
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 Federation of Reproductive Health Associations of Malaysia (FRHAM) is 1 of the 3 main implementing agencies involved in Malaysia’s national family planning programme. It delivers a broad range of services through a sophisticated and extensive network of 39 permanent clinics, 356 mobile facilities and 205 community-based distributors/community-based services (CBDs/CBSs).
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.
During the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Global Gathering in Bangkok IPPF and Kansai Paint, which produces a mosquito repelling paint named ‘Anti-MosQ’, agreed a new partnership. This is part of IPPF’s efforts to explore new partnerships with private sector.
Kansai Paint introduced its collaboration with FRHAM (IPPF’s Member Association in Malaysia), where Anti-MosQ , mosquito repelling paint has helped to improve clinic environments and boosted protection for clients and staff from mosquito bites.
“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
IPPF today paid tribute to all those whose lives were so cruelly and prematurely ended in the Malaysian Flight MH17 tragedy. We already know that among those lost were friends and close allies who had devoted their lives to working to tackling HIV and to fight for the rights and dignity of people living with HIV. Even as they died they were en route to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne and we pay tribute to each and every one of them, sharing our condolences with their families, their friends and all their colleagues.
A To the Contrary documentary made in partnership with Women Deliver and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) won the award for the Outstanding Interview program category in the Alliance for Women in Media Gracies yesterday.
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.