Maternal health

Every day some 830 women die from causes related to pregnancy or childbirth. Many more have serious injuries or long-lasting consequences. 

IPPF works around the world to improve maternal health through our clinics and outreach services and by training health workers, improving the availability of essential medicines and strengthening health systems.

By Fiona Coyle, Global and Sustainable Development Lead at the IPPF European Network Regional Office. On 11 July, over 700 people from around the world (leaders, Minister, advocates, policymakers, youth activists, and researchers) descended upon London for the 2nd Family ...
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Investments in family planning (FP), a key enabler for sustainable development, need to be increased worldwide. According to the EU results report 2015, the ‘number of women using any method of contraception’ declined from over 43 million in 2013-2014 to ...
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IPPF EN held a high-level panel at the European Development Days entitled, “Key solutions for development: family planning and youth empowerment”. Investments in basic social services such as health and education are vital to allow young people to access their ...
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The evidence is clear: family planning saves lives. Yet, the poorest and most marginalized women and girls are being left behind during one of the most successful advances in public health in the past half century. IPPF’s report Under-served and ...
Natika Halil is Executive Director of FPA, the UK sexual health charity, IPPF EN Member Association On 30 June 2017 we saw a landmark decision for women’s rights, with the British government finally agreeing to rectify a historic injustice and ...
The lives of millions of the world’s poorest women and girls are in jeopardy because of the expansion of the US Global Gag Rule (GGR) , IPPF’s Director General has said. The expansion of the GGR (or Mexico City Policy) ...
IPPF EN is co-hosting a high-level panel at the European Development Days , Brussels, on ensuring access to family planning and the empowerment of young people. Many of the world's least developed countries struggle with high fertility rates and low ...
IPPF EN is horrified that a young woman in Italy has died from septicaemia after her family say she was refused a termination. Valentina Milluzzo was 19 weeks pregnant with twins at the time, having undergone IVF treatment. IPPF EN ...
IPPF Director General Tewodros Melesse has said that a decision by the US Government to withdraw funding from the United Nations Population Fund will have “devastating consequences” for women and girls around the world. Mr Melesse said: “The money the ...
As a case of sexually transmitted Zika infection was reported in the US yesterday, the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s (IPPF) Director General, Tewodros Melesse urged that more must be done to ensure contraceptive access is at the forefront of the ...