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After marrying early, 21-year-old Muna decided that two children was what she wanted for the time being. So she approached the Family Planning Association of Nepal for help.
… services and advocacy on family planning, comprehensive sexuality education and work with Government and partners in … FPA Nepal has been successful in seeing comprehensive sexuality education included in school curriculum from Grades …
UNFPA and IPPF to partner in providing Sexual and Reproductive Health services to earthquake affected women and girls in Nepal
May 06, 2015: New Delhi/ Kathmandu/ London:The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have entered into a partnership to ensure that the need for sexual and reproductive health care of young girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers in Nepal is urgently met in the wake of the devastating April 25 earthquake.
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.
The April 2015 earthquake in Nepal brought death and devastation to thousands of people – from which many are still recovering. But there was one positive outcome: after the earthquake, thousands of young people came forward to support those affected as volunteers.
… volunteers are still working for FPAN, delivering vital sexuality education and community home-based care services. …
For 22-year-old student Anjal Auwal, April 25 began as an ordinary day. She had been up late the night, preparing for an exam. Tired after revising, she woke up late and went into the kitchen to eat. It was then that the earthquake struck. “When it struck and I saw the walls shaking and falling down, I collapsed,” Anjal says. “I knew nothing after that. It was just like a dream.
“When the earthquake struck, I was on the sixth floor of my family’s house, with my son. For 15 or 20 minutes, I couldn’t do anything. I tried to open the door but I couldn’t: I was trapped.” Rita Chawal is 32 years old and married with a small son, who was four at the time of the earthquake. They lived together with 15 other members of her husband’s family in one of the tall, traditional houses that line the streets of Bhaktapur, an ancient temple city 15 kilometres from Kathmandu.
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.