IPPF hails Sierra Leone affiliate

Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A five-member delegation from the NGO International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has praised its affiliate Planned Parenthood Association of Sierra Leone (PPASL) for meeting 60 out of 65 standards set by the IPPF for all member associations.
Head of PPASL's Behavioral Change and Communication/Advocacy, Tamba Sumana, said the IPPF team that arrived in the country 17 Aug.
conducted a tour of 160 IPPF-member countries to examine the operations of local member associations and their compliance with its standards.
The team received reports from PPASL offices in the regions, in addition to visiting the government medical stores and the PPASL clinic at Ross Road, where the team was impressed with the reproductive health service delivery system.
"By the time the team returns to Sierra Leone next year, the outstanding standards would have been attained even though the country is still rising out of the ashes of the 10-year debilitating war," Sumana said.
The remaining five standards, when attained, will qualify PPASL for accreditation from IPPF.
The outstanding standards include the constitution, programmes and services of PPASL as well management and policies.
PPASL is a non-profit making organization engaged in quality reproductive health service delivery, in partnership with government and other international non-organizations striving to improve quality reproductive health services at affordable cost.

06 september 2007 09:39:00

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