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IPPF opened its Asia Pacific Hub in Bangkok on 29 March 2017, creating the biggest sexual and reproductive health and rights organization in Asia Pacific. The IPPF Hub is comprised of the East and South East Asia and Oceania Region (ESEAOR), the South Asia Region (SAR), and the new IPPF Humanitarian Hub. It will be co-located with our national Member Association, the Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand.
The Association pour la Promotion de la Famille Haitienne (PROFAMIL)
The Planned Parenthood Association of Thailand (PPAT) supports the National Family Planning Programme by organizing countrywide educational and motivational activities, and by delivering contraceptive services to special target groups/geographic areas including slum dwellers, the population along the Thai-Cambodia border, and northern hill tribes. With the help of Muslim leaders and the support of grassroots volunteers, PPAT has been highly successful in promoting family planning among the marginalized Muslim community in Thailand's 4 southern-most provinces.
“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
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,
This week saw young people demand better sexuality education in Yogyakarta Indonesia, after receiving training from Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association (IPPA). They met with a local official to question why they were not able to have sexuality education in their schools.
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.
In conjunction with contractors, the Japan Trust Fund (JTF) ensured that the safety and security of construction workers building the 2nd Thailand Laos Friendship Bridge became a 24-hour concern.