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Dr Ratni is a fearless doctor, doting mother, and selfless volunteer. She is currently a member of an emergency response following a devastating 6.2 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia.
Fiona, 28, joined the Jamaica Family Planning Association (FAMPLAN) Lenworth Jacobs Clinic in 2017 as a volunteer through a one-year internship with the Jamaica Social Investment Fund. “I was placed to be a youth officer, which I never had any ...
As a recent college graduate with a passion for sexual and reproductive rights, Mario was looking for opportunities to gain experience. That's when he came across the Jamaica Family Planning Association Youth Advocacy Movement.
Candice, 18, joined the Youth Advocacy Movement (YAM) when she was 15 after being introduced to the group by the Jamaica Family Planning Association’s (FAMPLAN) youth officer, Fiona. Sharing knowledge with peers Initially, Candice, saw YAM as a space where ...
Dr McKoy has committed his life to ensuring equality of healthcare provision for women and men at the Jamaica Family Planning Association (FAMPLAN). Expanding contraceptive choice Returning to Jamaica from his overseas medical studies in the 1980s, Dr McKoy was ...
Cultural barriers and stigma have threatened the work of the Jamaica Family Planning Association (FAMPLAN), but according to one senior healthcare provider at the Beth Jacobs Clinic in St Ann, Jamaica things have taken a positive turn, though some myths ...
Christan, 26, is committed to helping develop young people to become confident advocates for change. Christan is the executive assistant at the FAMPLAN Lenworth Jacobs Clinic. Her work overlaps with that of the Youth Action Movement (YAM), helping to foster ...
Fadoua Bakhadda, Regional Director of the Arab World Region (IPPFAWR), talks about her journey to IPPF – which started when she learned that her great-grandmother had died giving birth to her 11th child because she had no access to contraception.
Sera Vulavou was trained as a humanitarian surge roster member in early 2020, to be able to deploy to emergencies to provide technical assistance to Member Associations – here she shares her experience with us.
Rodrick is a trained Social Media Agent for SheDecides, a movement empowering youth to champion the rights of girls and women to make choices about their lives and bodies and have access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health education.