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The Association pour la Promotion de la Famille Haitienne (PROFAMIL)
The Centro de Investigacion, Educacion y Servicios (CIES) became a full IPPF Member Association in 1995. The organization provides sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services via permanent clinics spread across the country, and mobile facilities. Services include voluntary surgical contraception, PAP smears, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV and AIDS, maternal and child health, and referrals for complications.
Established in 2004 by Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan, Respect, Educate, Nurture, Empower Women (RENEW) became an Associate Member Association of IPPF in November 2009. It aims to be the leading organization in shaping the future role of women in Bhutanese Society, helping to reduce vulnerabilities while nurturing and empowering them. Their work is focused on reaching poor, disadvantaged and adolescent girls and women.
In Bolivia six thousand children and their parents have taken part in a project to provide Comprehensive Sexual Education for children aged 6 to 11. Over 1800 parents have also taken part in workshops to enable them to talk about sexual health with their children.
Cultural and social barriers have meant in the past that access to information about sexuality has been very limited.
“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
A new level of partnership was launched by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) today at Women Deliver. It will bring a significant boost in investment to family planning services in 13 countries focusing on vulnerable groups, particularly in areas affected by natural disasters and conflict,
Review of IPPF’s Programme Partnership Arrangement with the UK’s Department for International Development. This Annex (G) is the full report from the county level visit to Centro de Investigación, Educación y Servicios (Bolivia), one of three IPPF Member Association visits carried out as part of the IPR. This report gathers the main conclusions around IPPF’s work in Bolivia through analysis of documentation and statistics, interviews with staff and partners and focus group discussions with the people we serve.
Lucella Campbell, Senior Program Advisor with IPPF Western Hemisphere Region, speaks about what is being done in Haiti to improve access to sexual and reproductive health, and repair facilities and infrastructure that were destroyed in the earthquake.
For the work that they've done, PROFAMIL, the IPPF Member Association in Haiti, was awarded the Beacon of Hope award at '50 & Fabulous: Celebrating 50 Years of Women's Advances Since The Pill', a gala, celebrity-studded event held in New York City on 18 October 2010.