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In 2017, the US administration implemented the Global Gag Rule, a policy that denied funding to organizations that provided abortion care. This meant that UMATI, our Member Association in Tanzania, was forced to close 5 clinics – but emergency funding has allowed quality services to continue.
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.
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.
The SPRINT Initiative was designed to address the gaps in the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP). This outlines the minimum standard of reproductive health care in crises settings. It is internationally recognized and can mean the difference between life and death. We work around the world to save lives in crisis situations:
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 Afghan Family Guidance Association (AFGA) was established in 1968 and today delivers a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health services and programmes.
The country has some of the poorest sexual and reproductive health (SRH) statistics in the world, including: