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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.
My name is Gethahon Beshir. I'm a midwife and nurse at the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE) - Dessie Model Clinic. I have been working at the Dessie Model clinic for 19 years, ever since the start of the ...
My name is Dié Guélassé Estelle. I am 20 years old. Having delivered at a very young age, I want to propose that more work is needed for young girls on behaviour change and family planning. I had to stop ...
If you have a sexual health concern, you might not be sure what it is, you might not know how (or where) to get help, and if you do, it’s sometimes difficult (or maybe embarrassing) to attend a clinic. Particularly ...