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By Maryanne W. Waweru Freetown, Sierra Leone – Early one morning as 31-year-old Fatama Kamara performed her regular chores in the house, she momentarily stopped to listen to an announcement blazing though a loudspeaker in her neighborhood. It was an ...
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great disruptions in health systems and services. This has affected people’s access to basic services, including those around sexual and reproductive health (SRH). The most affected are those who already experience marked health inequities under ...
28-year-old Kader Avonnon is the Program Assistant -Youth, Gender and Advocacy in IPPF’s MA in Benin - Association Béninoise pour la Promotion de la Famille (ABPF). He is a delegate at the ongoing International Conference on AIDS and STIs in ...
The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) is taking the lead in campaigning for Malawi’s population growth management. The church takes family planning messages to pulpits in churches with supportive scriptures from the bible to demystify the misconception that Family Planning ...
In Ethiopia, an estimated 24% of women had an unmet need for modern contraception in 2017, with rural communities forming a significant portion of those who lack access to family planning services. While there has indeed been a rise in ...
Today is World Population Day, a day established by the United Nations Development Programme to highlight the urgency and importance of population issues. Current estimates indicate that roughly 83 million people are being added to the world’s population every year ...
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 W. Waweru, he shares insights about his motivation for ...
Her life in a slum in Nairobi At 23, Mercy Atieno has procured four unsafe abortions with the fourth one being nearly fatal. Mercy grew up in densely populated informal settlement in Nairobi. Access to basic needs was and still ...
31-year-old Nthabiseng Chetane’s choice of health facility whenever she needs respective services is the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) Thakaneng clinic, located in the capital city of Maseru. Nthabiseng is also a volunteer peer educator who has been involved in ...
Bilan* is a 17-year-old girl from Dire Dawa in Ethiopia. She is from the Somali community in Ethiopia. Her father and sister died leaving behind Bilan, her mother and grandmother. At the beginning of 2017, her mother and grandmother decided ...