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The Asociación Pro-Bienestar de la Familia Colombiana (PROFAMILIA) has service points, including permanent clinics and mobile facilities, and operates a national contraceptive marketing programme through hundreds of local marketing outlets. It provides a large portion of the country’s family planning capacity.
In Colombia, guerrillas are implacably anti-human rights: persecution and execution are their preferred methods of HIV prevention. For people living with HIV, being open about their status is nearly impossible. And while the government ministry responsible for social security claims that antiretrovirals (ARVs) are available for all who need them, the reality is very different. Particularly when people do not know their entitlements.
This is an informational film about the human papillomavirus (HPV) that causes most cervical cancer. The film highlights a new vaccine available to protect women and young girls before they become infected.
Commisioned by GlaxoSmithKline and the International Planned Parenthood Federation in partnership with Profamilia, Colombia. A SafeHands for Mothers production filmed in Colombia, 2010.
To hundreds of thousands of Colombian television viewers, Diana Angel is Gabriela, a high school student in a low-income neighbourhood in Bogota, star of the daily soap Francisco el Matemitico (Francisco the Mathematician).
Off-screen, she is a passionate campaigner for 'Girls Carry Condoms'. It’s a project run by the Asociacon Pro-Bienestar de la Familia (Profamilia), the IPPF Colombian Member Association.