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The SPRINT Initiative was designed to address the gaps in the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP). This outlines the minimum standard of reproductive health care in crises settings. It is internationally recognized and can mean the difference between life and death. We work around the world to save lives in crisis situations:
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The Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA) was founded in 1971 and became an IPPF Member Association in 1972. It runs a family planning clinic in Nicosia, providing a range of services, including HIV and AIDS testing. The facility draws on the help of a number of volunteer gynaecologists. Hundreds of young people provide peer group counselling, and also run a telephone helpline and workshops on sex education and sexuality awareness on a voluntary basis.
The Bahrain Family Planning Association (BRHA) was founded in 1975, the organization has played a critical role in promoting reproductive health. Bahrain and in achieving government support to adopt necessary policies on reproductive health (RH) including the incorporation of (RH) into the school curriculum.
BRHA receives support from the ministries of health, social development, labour, and education, and it partners closely with the upper and lower government house (the parliament and the Shoura Council).
The Afghan Family Guidance Association (AFGA) was established in 1968 and today delivers a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health services and programmes.
The country has some of the poorest sexual and reproductive health (SRH) statistics in the world, including:
Vassilis is an openly gay man from Cyprus, where he volunteered and worked for the Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA). Conservative values have a significant influence over public opinion in Cyprus when it comes to LGBTI rights. Vassilis is an intern at the IPPF European Network office.
The priority countries in South Asia region include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Being disaster prone the region faced many natural disasters in 2014 including landslides in Afghanistan, earthquake and drought in Pakistan, and floods in Bangladesh. Millions of people were affected by these disasters
You’re pregnant, living at home, expecting to give birth in a few weeks’ time with the assistance of staff at your local clinic.
But then disaster strikes. It could be a typhoon, or a tsunami. Perhaps it’s the arrival in your area of armed groups who threaten your safety and that of your family.
You flee and then find yourself in a makeshift camp where nothing is certain anymore.
Bad enough you’ve left everything you own behind. Bad enough you no longer feel safe - you can’t lock a tent door.