Renown as the first family planning association in Benin, Association Béninoise pour la Promotion de la Famille (ABPF) was established in 1972. It is part of the IPPFAR family and recognized as a charity NGO by the Benin government.
Their mission is to promote sexual and reproductive health, with a particular emphasis on family planning and responsible parenthood, the fight against STDs, and the elimination of all forms of violence and discrimination against women.
To this end, ABPF offers family planning, ante-natal and post-abortion care, infertility treatment, screening of cancers of the reproductive system, and management of sexually transmitted infections (including HIV and AIDS).
Based in Francophone Africa, ABPF serves marginalized groups such as prisoners, sex workers, underserved populations, refugees and internally displaced persons.
In support of the millennium development goal 5B to improve access to reproductive health services, ABPF runs community-based obstetric and antenatal care service in 16 villages.
Working with 150 community-based distributors (CBDs) and peer educators ABPF provides young people with sexual and reproductive health information, condoms and counselling services.
ABPF is a member of the Ministry of Planning, technical committee charged with drafting reproductive health policies. The policies included the Population Policy, the Family Health Policy, HIV and AIDS policies and the National Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy.
The association has 59 staff, 500 volunteers and 250 young people in their Youth Action Movement. ABPF operates 69 service points, including 14 clinics (permanent and mobile).
In 2013, ABPF delivered:
- 333,082 sexual and reproductive health services to the youth
- 353,413 family planning services
- 148,471 sexually transmitted infections (including HIV) services.
Despite these advances in sexual and reproductive health Benin continues to grapple with maternal death, child mortality and low contraceptive use.
Name: Association Béninoise pour la Promotion de la Famille
Physical Address: Carre 791, Immeuble Affogbolo 01BP 1486, Cotonou
Tel: +229 2132 0049