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The most powerful storm to hit the Atlantic in 50 years has struck Haiti. The death toll continues to rise. More than 350,000 people are in need of emergency assistance including critical sexual and reproductive health services.
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)
The Association de Bien-Etre Familial – Naissances Désirables (ABEF-ND)
The Democratic Republic of Congo is vast: it is Africa’s second largest country and has nearly 68 million inhabitants. The sexual and reproductive health (SRH) challenges are correspondingly immense, with the country recording some of the poorest SRH statistics globally.
The Association de Bien-Etre Familial – Naissances Désirables (ABEF-ND) was founded in 1977, and since then it has worked tirelessly to drive changes which will secure a better future for the country.
“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
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the DRC’s Ministry of Health have struck a deal to work more closely together to help drive down the country’s high maternal mortality rates and tackle the effects of sexual violence.
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,
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.