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There are some years that become a pivotal moment in history – 2020 is one of those. IPPF has never been faced with delivering healthcare in the grip of a global pandemic – here we acknowledge some of our amazing colleagues, clients, and partners as well as events that have shaped the year.
17-year-old student Jumeya Mohammed Amin started educating other people about sexual and reproductive health when she was 14 years old. She trained as a ‘change agent’ for her community through the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia.
Youth leader Nebiyu Ephirem, has been staffing the phones at a hotline for young people who have questions about sexual and reproductive health since it started in 2017.
In the rural part of Ethiopia where Rewda Kedir works as a midwife, only 14% of married women are using any method of contraception, despite many wanting to. Having open – if challenging – conversations with families is one way her clinic lets people know what their contraceptive options are.
Emebet Bekele is a former sex worker turned counsellor, who works at the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE) run, confidential clinic in Jimma, Oromia, that was set up in 2014 to help at-risk and underserved populations like sex workers.
Nursing Supervisor Ms. Lovely Yasmin is one of several staff members providing family planning, menstrual regulation, and post-procedure care services at Upzila Health Complex in Belkuchi, Bangladesh.
Shana Khatun decided to undergo menstrual regulation and received post-procedure care kit (Kit 8), that includes pain relief medicine. Alleviating the financial strain on her and her family.
Auliya Khatun decided to undergo menstrual regulation when she found out that she had unintentionally become pregnant again.