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Only 2% of Tanzanian schoolgirls have access to disposable sanitary pads. More commonly, anything from cloth rags to socks, leaves or dry grass are used. One girl at a school in Tanzania, Alice Magaka, came up with a clever way to tackle the problem so pupils didn’t have to miss school.
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 Association pour la Promotion de la Famille Haitienne (PROFAMIL)
Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI)
UMATI (Chama cha Uzazi na Malezi Bora Tanzania (UMATI) was established in 1959 and became a full IPPF Member Association in 1973. Since then, it has developed a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services for the Tanzanian people.
The sexual and reproductive health (SRH) indicators for Liberia make for uncomfortable reading. The linkages between the figures are all-too obvious: very high poverty levels, low contraceptive use, high fertility rates, and the highest child mortality rate in the world.
Liberia’s first case of Ebola was declared in March 2014 and within six months the WHO declared the epidemic an international emergency. Most health facilities were closed to all medical needs aside from emergency and Ebola-related cases. The Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia’s (PPAL) priority was to continue delivering sexual and reproductive health services throughout the epidemic.
26 September, United Nations, New York, Civil society and Governments have a key role to play in the global effort to secure prime position for sexual and reproductive health and rights in the post 2015 process according to a high-level panel event organised by the Government of Liberia and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) yesterday.
“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