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Mr. Boithabiso Sithole is the National Chairperson of the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) . Boithabiso has been a volunteer with LPPA for the last 34 years. In this interview with Maryanne Waweru-Wanyama , he shares insights about his motivation ...
The Central African Republic (CAR) experienced a civil war -a conflict that largely involved the government, rebel groups and armed militia. The peak of this violence -in December 2013, left thousands of people dead, with thousands of women, children and ...
“ Access to sexual reproductive health is not just a right but a necessity for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) programs to succeed, especially for the growing number of girls reaching the reproductive age across the continent. There is particularly an ...
The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) , with support from Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan) through the Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP) from 2013 - 2016 implemented an innovative four-year maternal health project in the ...
The practice of marrying off girls at a young age is a practice that is common in many traditional African communities. Yet, child marriage has immense negative effects on the health of girls. Child marriage promotes gender inequality as once ...
After decades of the prolonged harmful practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), hopes of its total obliteration finally gleam across Africa after the Africa Union (AU) charged political leaders to prioritize its elimination among their mandated roles. The decision came ...
In order to enhance the quality of care and discipline among its service providers, the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) has developed a system that strives to promote and maintain a culture of excellence in service provision. This is through ...
Women’s and adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health is related to multiple human rights, including the right to life, the right to be free from torture, the right to health, the right to privacy, the right to education, and the prohibition ...
23-year-old Ambrose Akanyihayo is a university student and the Youth Action Movement (YAM) Chairperson in our Member Association in Uganda. YAM is the youth arm of IPPF Africa Region’s volunteer body based within the Member Associations (MAs). In this article, ...
According to the recently launched State of African Women (SoAW) Report) one in three African women experience Gender Based Violence (GBV) in their life. Social norms and attitudes are key to social acceptability of violence. In several African countries for ...