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The Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (APGPD) welcomes the commitment by the Australian Government to continue funding the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s work with women during humanitarian crises. Over 800 women and girls are dying every day from complications in pregnancy and childbirth. Three in five preventable maternal deaths occur in conflict, displacement and natural disasters.
The Instituto Peruano de Paternidad Responsable (INPARRES) operates an extensive network of over 1,800 service points which include 16 permanent clinics, 1 mobile facility and over 1,000 associated facilities. Its Family Planning Brigades reach out to nearly 500,000 people in remote communities. The organization works with community groups and private doctors to integrate family planning services into maternal and child health programmes, and to conduct wide-ranging information, education and communication (IEC) activities.
The Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA) was founded in 1971 and became an IPPF Member Association in 1972. It runs a family planning clinic in Nicosia, providing a range of services, including HIV and AIDS testing. The facility draws on the help of a number of volunteer gynaecologists. Hundreds of young people provide peer group counselling, and also run a telephone helpline and workshops on sex education and sexuality awareness on a voluntary basis.
The Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia (SH&FPA) is a non grant-receiving fully accredited Member Association and also functions as a federation that comprises sexual health and family planning organizations across the country. It is the national voice of these organizations and represents their interests and perspectives at national and international levels. Projects are shared among these member organizations within Australia and outside of the country, SH&FPA works in partnership primarily with sister IPPF Member Associations.
Nairobi/Kampala October 8 2015: Staff from the Australian High Commission in Nairobi visited refugee settlements in south-western Uganda today. The team observed services being provided to Burundian refugees and congratulated the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) for providing key sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services through the SPRINT Initiative.
August27, 2015: New Delhi/Dhaka: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) through the SPRINT Initiative is providing humanitarian assistance to the flood affected people of Bangladesh with a focus on maternal and child health services.
Nearly 10,000 Australian citizens have thrown their weight behind an online campaign calling on the Australian Government to ensure that cuts to overseas aid don’t undermine women’s and girl’s right to decide what happens to their body, the size of their family - their future.
The petition was handed in by the Director General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, Tewodros Melesse, to the Executive Committee of the Australian Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (PGPD) in Canberra on Tuesday 11 August.
Vassilis is an openly gay man from Cyprus, where he volunteered and worked for the Cyprus Family Planning Association (CFPA). Conservative values have a significant influence over public opinion in Cyprus when it comes to LGBTI rights. Vassilis is an intern at the IPPF European Network office.
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), world’s leading provider of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services is providing; pregnant women and lactating mothers; critical sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) along with general health services in Nepalin the wake of the devastating earthquake on Saturday. IPPF has been working in Nepal through its Member Association, Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN) since 1958.