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The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) cover more than 40% of the world’s population. Cooperation between BRICS countries offers opportunities to share national challenges, approaches and learnings around sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and women’s empowerment. IPPF has been working with the BRICS governments in support of a seminar series for officials and experts on population and development issues.
The Association pour la Promotion de la Famille Haitienne (PROFAMIL)
The China Family Planning Association (CFPA) plays an important role in providing information and education and promoting voluntary family planning in China. Thanks to its millions of volunteers throughout the country, CFPA provides Chinese people with family planning, maternal and child health, healthier childbearing and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, both information and services.
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.
The announcement by China to end its one-child policy is a huge step forward in recognizing sexual and reproductive health for all of its citizens, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) said today.
IPPF has been working with China through an emerging countries initiative Brazil, Russian Federation, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) on population matters and through its Member Association, China Family Planning Association(CFPA).