Kazakhstan Association on Sexual and Reproductive Health
The Kazakhstan Association for Sex and Reproductive Health (KMPA) was established in 1997, in close collaboration with other IPPF Member Associations in central Asia, including those in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
The organization currently has 13 branches and 2 regional offices, in Kostanay and Astana. KMPA’s outlets are all fully equipped to deliver contraceptive advice and services and antenatal and post-natal care. The organization trains trainers in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) teaching, education and awareness raising, covering the full range of SRH concerns including unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) (including HIV and AIDS), contraception and abortion.
KMPA is particularly focused on the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other migrants, and the prevalence of trafficking women and children.
KMPA was a major contributor to the International Organization of Migration’s (IOM’s) national information campaign to prevent trafficking. This campaign seeks to raise awareness of the risks associated with the trade.
Both with regard to SRHR and trafficking, KMPA has organized information campaigns involving the publication and dissemination of handouts, press releases and articles, the creation and management of an SRH hotline, and the provision of training courses for non-governmental organizations and government officials.