Displaying 1 - 8 of 8
April 10, 2015: Kuala Lumpur: The SPRINT Initiative, through the International Planned Parenthood Federation-East & South East Asia and Oceania Region (IPPF ESEAOR), is providing key sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) in Vanuatu in the wake of Cyclone Pam.
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.
IPPF's SPRINT Initiative ensures access to essential life-saving sexual and reproductive health services in crisis and post-crisis situations. Through funding from the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) our SPRINT Initiative has brought sexual and reproductive health to the humanitarian agenda and built regional capacity in emergencies.
IPPF is appealing for financial assistance to help with the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.
The federation is also calling for volunteers to come forward, especially nurses who may be able to assist on the ground when IPPF and its local Member Association are able to fully deploy to Vanuatu.