International Planned Parenthood Federation
  • Cameroon: Women lack family planning facilities in Cameroon
    30 july 2014 09:25:34
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) - The Institute of Training and Demographic Research (IFORD) has revealed that Cameroon can save about 2.7 billion FCFA (US$5.5 million) every year by providing half of the contraception needs in the country, PANA reported from here.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian population density, 10 highest in the world
    24 january 2014 15:58:32
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius is among the 10 countries having the highest population density in the world with 672 persons per square kilometre in 2012, according to the Family Planning and Demographic Yearbook 2012, published Friday by the Health Ministry in Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Sustained political support urged for family planning
    13 november 2013 10:51:15
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Participants at the ongoing third International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) here have underscored the importance of sustained political will to ensure increased access to family planning information and tools. Full text...

  • IPPF Africa Region launches family planning award for journalists
    04 september 2013 13:19:51
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Africa region Wednesday launched the African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award. Full text...

  • AU, IPPF to use sports to tackle AIDS, reproductive health
    21 july 2013 15:12:05
    Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire (PANA) - The African Union (AU) Commission and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) will hold a discussion on the theme 'Sport and HIV/AIDS' on the sidelines of the fifth AU conference of Sports Ministers in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, 22-26 July. Full text...

  • African First Ladies body against HIV/AIDS partners IPPFAR on reproductive health
    13 june 2013 10:07:46
    Lagos, Nigeria(PANA) - The International Planned Parenthood Africa Region (IPPFAR) has signed a working agreement with the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) to address reproductive and sexual health, including family planning, prevention of HIV/ AIDS, maternal mortality as well as morbidity on the continent. Full text...

  • IPPF to Committee on Status of Women: Protect rights of women, girls
    08 march 2013 14:55:09
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has called on the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW), a UN body currently meeting in New York, under the theme "Eliminating violence against women", to ensure that countries are protecting and advancing the rights of women and girls. Full text...

  • UNFPA chief says family planning central to African women's well-being
    28 january 2013 08:24:04
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - Ensuring availability of family planning services and their acceptability to every woman, man and to young people, would improve the health of mothers and children in Africa, besides saving health care systems unnecessary expenditure, according to Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). Full text...

  • IPPF to unveil new youth research at 60th anniversary
    21 november 2012 19:13:30
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Wednesday announced it will release, during its 60th Anniversary celebrations which started in South Africa Wednesday, the results of a major survey into young people’s attitudes to sex across four African countries. Full text...

  • International Planned Parenthood Federation to mark 60th anniversary from Wednesday
    20 november 2012 13:40:48
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) will Wednesday in Johannesburg, South Africa, kick-start a series of activities, including a Gala night, to mark its 60th anniversary, the Federation said in a statement made available to PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • '222 million women in developing countries have an unmet need for family planning'
    14 november 2012 15:08:18
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Making voluntary family planning available to everyone in developing countries would reduce costs for maternal and newborn health care by US$ 11.3 billion annually, according to The State of World Population 2012, published Wednesday by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).Full text...

  • WHO joins call for renewed focus on family planning
    11 july 2012 11:18:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday committed to fast-tracking its assessment of new and existing quality contraceptives so that more women in low- and middle-income countries can obtain and use a broader range of safe and effective contraceptive products. Full text...

  • 20 journalists to attend IPPF sensitization session
    05 march 2012 11:18:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Twenty media practitioners from the print, electronic and online media Full text...

  • IPPF hails Sierra Leone affiliate
    06 september 2007 09:39:00
    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. Full text...

  • New emergency contraceptive for African women
    06 november 2002 22:30:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Norlevo, an emergency contraceptive pill, will be available in at least five French-speaking African countries from January 2003, it was announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Zambian family planning agency loses money over abortion
    09 october 2001 11:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ), has lost substantial financial support from the US, over the suspicion that the parent body, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), supports abortion. Full text...




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