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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 collaborates with UNAIDS and The PACT to implement ACT!2030 (formerly ACT!2015), a youth-led social action initiative which engages young people in 12 countries with advocacy and accountability around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other SRHR agreements/frameworks.
Mankayane, Swaziland - On 1 December, IPPF Director General, Tewodros Melesse, made an address on the occasion of World AIDS Day in the Kingdom of Swaziland along with His Excellency the Right Honourable Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Paul Dlamini, Honourable Minister of Health Ms Sibongile Ndlela Simelane, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mr Israel Dessalegne, and the United States of America Ambassador to Swaziland, Ms Lisa Peterson.
This year to mark World AIDS Day I travelled to Swaziland in southern Africa. I saw and heard first hand stories from a country that has made huge inroads in its efforts to curtail the HIV epidemic but it also led me take stock.
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.
This programme addresses critical challenges faced by young women around sexual health and sexuality. It has produced a range of advocacy, education and informational materials to support research, awareness-raising, advocacy and service delivery.
Integra is a 5-year research initiative in Kenya, Malawi and Swaziland. It aims to reduce HIV infection, HIV-related stigma and unintended pregnancy.
The Association Algerienne pour la Planification Familiale (AAPF) was founded in 1987 and became an IPPF Member Association 2 years later. The organization works for the well-being and development of individuals and families through the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and family planning.
The organization partners with a large number of ministries, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, donors, academic/educational institutions, parliamentarians, human rights advocates, and media.
For over 30 years, the Family Life Association of Swaziland (FLAS) has provided sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to the people of Swaziland.
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.