Health Education and Research Association (HERA) - Macedonia

IPPF member Macedonia HERA

HERA (Health Education and Research Association) was founded in 2000 as a volunteer movement of university students, in response to the country’s need for improved HIV education and treatment and for better care for people living with HIV.

Since its beginnings, HERA has recognised the need to integrate HIV activities and services into broader sexual and reproductive health (SRH) provision. Today it is a leading national NGO working in the field of HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

HERA focuses on national and international advocacy for comprehensive and human rights-based policies and programmes on HIV and sexual and reproductive health. It advocates in particular for sexuality education and for a woman’s right to choose and access safe abortion services.