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IPPF West Africa EDs and YAM Presidents in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

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Côte d'Ivoire hosts IPPF Member Associations from West and Central Africa for the launch of the new IPPF sub-office for the sub-region

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Africa regional office gathered from 17 to 22 October in Abidjan, the Executive Directors and Presidents of the Youth Action Movements (YAMs) of its Member Associations in West and Central Africa (Francophone, Anglophone and Lusophone) as part of the launch of its new sub-office for West and Central Africa.

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| 26 September 2017

IPPF Africa Region Holds First Regional Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

IPPF Africa Region, the leading non-governmental Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa, and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region, held its first IPPF Africa Region Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights in July 2017. The award ceremony took place during the 47th session of the Regional Council in Nairobi, Kenya. The award was established to recognize and celebrate the role played by the over 39,000 IPPFAR volunteers, youth, Member Associations (MAs), staff, partner organizations and individuals who make outstanding contribution for the advancement of SRHR in sub-Saharan Africa. It recognizes those who have undertaken remarkable initiatives towards the achievements of Africa’s SRHR goals. The following individuals were feted during the ceremony: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award Category The recipient of this award is an individual who has advocated for SRHR and contributed to the advancement of SRHR in his individual capacity. His stringent efforts have led to feasible impact at national, regional and international levels. Dr. Shimelis Adugna from Ethiopia is the 2017 recipient of this award. A founding member of our Member Association in Ethiopia –Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), Dr. Adugna is a passionate SRHR champion and has contributed immensely towards the growth and development of FGAE. Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award Category This award recognizes young people who continue to influence SRHR strides in their country and in the continent. The recipient for the 2017 award was Mr. Daniel Oyom from Uganda. Through Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) –our Member Association the East African country of Uganda, Mr. Oyom continues to make immense contributions, more so in the area of resource mobilization for RHU. Among others, Mr. Oyom donated his personal land worth $10,000 to the MA. Outstanding IPPFAR Staff Award Category Dr. David Williams from Sierra Leone was feted in this category. Dr. Williams has served in various positions in the MA of Sierra Leone – The Planned Parenthood Association of Sierra Leone (PPASL), where he is the current Executive Director. Dr. Williams played a significant role in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the country. He serves on various SRHR technical and advisory committees including the Country Coordinating Mechanism Committee (CCM). Also recognized in this category was Ms. Diallo Drame from Burkina Faso. Ms Diallo is a midwife, Head of Clinic and has supported the management of the comprehensive abortion management project in the MA of Burkina Faso. With over 20 years of service in the Association, Ms. Diallo has demonstrated unwavering commitment to promoting the Association's FP/RH activities. One of great achievements is the integration into several teams of SRH trainers. She is in charge of quality of services at service delivery points, she organized mobile teams in social franchising. The number of statistics on services provided has doubled. Outstanding non-IPPFAR Individuals Awards Category Dr. Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, Commissioner for Social Affairs at Africa Union Commission was recognized by IPPFAR for his great role and contribution in the advancement of SRHR in Africa and beyond. As the AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Dr. Kaloko  played a leading role in the adoption of the new Maputo Plan of Action and the integration of SRHR into the AU Agenda 2063. He also greatly supported IPPFAR Member Associations (MAs) in the fight against the Ebola crisis. In addition, Dr. Kaloko recommended IPPFAR to the Heads of States and First Ladies which has increased in country support and funding. Our hearty congratulations to all the recipients of the first IPPF Africa Region Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights For more information about our work, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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| 26 September 2017

IPPF Africa Region Holds First Regional Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

IPPF Africa Region, the leading non-governmental Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa, and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region, held its first IPPF Africa Region Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights in July 2017. The award ceremony took place during the 47th session of the Regional Council in Nairobi, Kenya. The award was established to recognize and celebrate the role played by the over 39,000 IPPFAR volunteers, youth, Member Associations (MAs), staff, partner organizations and individuals who make outstanding contribution for the advancement of SRHR in sub-Saharan Africa. It recognizes those who have undertaken remarkable initiatives towards the achievements of Africa’s SRHR goals. The following individuals were feted during the ceremony: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award Category The recipient of this award is an individual who has advocated for SRHR and contributed to the advancement of SRHR in his individual capacity. His stringent efforts have led to feasible impact at national, regional and international levels. Dr. Shimelis Adugna from Ethiopia is the 2017 recipient of this award. A founding member of our Member Association in Ethiopia –Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), Dr. Adugna is a passionate SRHR champion and has contributed immensely towards the growth and development of FGAE. Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award Category This award recognizes young people who continue to influence SRHR strides in their country and in the continent. The recipient for the 2017 award was Mr. Daniel Oyom from Uganda. Through Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) –our Member Association the East African country of Uganda, Mr. Oyom continues to make immense contributions, more so in the area of resource mobilization for RHU. Among others, Mr. Oyom donated his personal land worth $10,000 to the MA. Outstanding IPPFAR Staff Award Category Dr. David Williams from Sierra Leone was feted in this category. Dr. Williams has served in various positions in the MA of Sierra Leone – The Planned Parenthood Association of Sierra Leone (PPASL), where he is the current Executive Director. Dr. Williams played a significant role in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the country. He serves on various SRHR technical and advisory committees including the Country Coordinating Mechanism Committee (CCM). Also recognized in this category was Ms. Diallo Drame from Burkina Faso. Ms Diallo is a midwife, Head of Clinic and has supported the management of the comprehensive abortion management project in the MA of Burkina Faso. With over 20 years of service in the Association, Ms. Diallo has demonstrated unwavering commitment to promoting the Association's FP/RH activities. One of great achievements is the integration into several teams of SRH trainers. She is in charge of quality of services at service delivery points, she organized mobile teams in social franchising. The number of statistics on services provided has doubled. Outstanding non-IPPFAR Individuals Awards Category Dr. Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, Commissioner for Social Affairs at Africa Union Commission was recognized by IPPFAR for his great role and contribution in the advancement of SRHR in Africa and beyond. As the AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Dr. Kaloko  played a leading role in the adoption of the new Maputo Plan of Action and the integration of SRHR into the AU Agenda 2063. He also greatly supported IPPFAR Member Associations (MAs) in the fight against the Ebola crisis. In addition, Dr. Kaloko recommended IPPFAR to the Heads of States and First Ladies which has increased in country support and funding. Our hearty congratulations to all the recipients of the first IPPF Africa Region Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights For more information about our work, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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| 04 February 2017

Reproductive Health Uganda: Effectively Responding to the Cervical Cancer Burden

Cervical cancer is a major public health concern in developing countries. In Africa, an estimated 53,000 women die of the disease annualy, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The IPPF Africa Region Member Association in Uganda -Reproductive Health Uganda implements the Cervical Cancer Screening and Preventative Therapy (CCSPT) Initiative, which uses static clinics and outreaches as the main service delivery modes. The CCPT initiative aims at maximizing the number of cancer services offered to women through a validated, low-cost screening and preventative therapy approach. Screening is carried out using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) -an evidence-based and affordable alternative approach for cervical cancer screening in low-resource settings. The CCSPT Initiative offers instant treatment for clients with pre-cancerous lesions using cryotherapy –a method that involves freezing of precancerous lesions. Ms. Annet Kyarimpa is the Special Projects Coordinator at RHU, and says that the CCSPT Initiative's outreach activities carried out by the organization account for the bulk of clients reached and served (over 75%). "The success of this approach is largely attributed to the fact that the outreaches are conducted in lower level health facilities (including government health facilities) that provide a conducive service delivery environment, where key considerations are factored," she says. These considerations include: -         Privacy of the client -         Appropriate consultation/examination rooms with adequate lighting -         Spacious waiting areas -         The opportunity to access other health services such as malaria treatment during the single visit. RHU's cervical cancer outreaches also provide an integrated SRH package including cervical cancer screening and cryotherapy treatment (possible with mobile carbon dioxide 10kg cylinders), STIs screening and management, HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) as well as family planning services. In addition, RHU targets and works with established ART clinics in various public health facilities to reach out to women living with HIV through the provision of CCSPT services. “These are high-risk women, and RHU takes advantage of the already mobilized groups to offer them services within their existing facilities as they seek other services. For example, every Thursday RHU’s Fort Portal clinic visits and provides CCSPT services to ART patients at the Fort-portal Regional Referral Hospital. Working space was provided by the MCH department to support the partnership,” says Ms. Kyarimpa.. RHU’s Kampala branch recently had a successful collaboration with Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), where we were invited to provide family planning services and cervical cancer screening to HIV positive women attending IDI outreaches and health camps. RHU’s partnership with Rotary clubs has also helped reach-out to women and girls beyond the geographical coverage of the five RHU sites implementing the CCSPT Initiative. Rotary clubs conduct quarterly health camps within identified communities to address various health issues. They mobilize communities for services and procure medical supplies for use during the camp as well as cater for service providers’ accommodation in instances were providers have to sleep in the community. RHU provides transport for the service providers and SDA for the service providers. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, IPPF Africa Region

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| 04 February 2017

Reproductive Health Uganda: Effectively Responding to the Cervical Cancer Burden

Cervical cancer is a major public health concern in developing countries. In Africa, an estimated 53,000 women die of the disease annualy, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The IPPF Africa Region Member Association in Uganda -Reproductive Health Uganda implements the Cervical Cancer Screening and Preventative Therapy (CCSPT) Initiative, which uses static clinics and outreaches as the main service delivery modes. The CCPT initiative aims at maximizing the number of cancer services offered to women through a validated, low-cost screening and preventative therapy approach. Screening is carried out using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) -an evidence-based and affordable alternative approach for cervical cancer screening in low-resource settings. The CCSPT Initiative offers instant treatment for clients with pre-cancerous lesions using cryotherapy –a method that involves freezing of precancerous lesions. Ms. Annet Kyarimpa is the Special Projects Coordinator at RHU, and says that the CCSPT Initiative's outreach activities carried out by the organization account for the bulk of clients reached and served (over 75%). "The success of this approach is largely attributed to the fact that the outreaches are conducted in lower level health facilities (including government health facilities) that provide a conducive service delivery environment, where key considerations are factored," she says. These considerations include: -         Privacy of the client -         Appropriate consultation/examination rooms with adequate lighting -         Spacious waiting areas -         The opportunity to access other health services such as malaria treatment during the single visit. RHU's cervical cancer outreaches also provide an integrated SRH package including cervical cancer screening and cryotherapy treatment (possible with mobile carbon dioxide 10kg cylinders), STIs screening and management, HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) as well as family planning services. In addition, RHU targets and works with established ART clinics in various public health facilities to reach out to women living with HIV through the provision of CCSPT services. “These are high-risk women, and RHU takes advantage of the already mobilized groups to offer them services within their existing facilities as they seek other services. For example, every Thursday RHU’s Fort Portal clinic visits and provides CCSPT services to ART patients at the Fort-portal Regional Referral Hospital. Working space was provided by the MCH department to support the partnership,” says Ms. Kyarimpa.. RHU’s Kampala branch recently had a successful collaboration with Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), where we were invited to provide family planning services and cervical cancer screening to HIV positive women attending IDI outreaches and health camps. RHU’s partnership with Rotary clubs has also helped reach-out to women and girls beyond the geographical coverage of the five RHU sites implementing the CCSPT Initiative. Rotary clubs conduct quarterly health camps within identified communities to address various health issues. They mobilize communities for services and procure medical supplies for use during the camp as well as cater for service providers’ accommodation in instances were providers have to sleep in the community. RHU provides transport for the service providers and SDA for the service providers. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, IPPF Africa Region

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| 26 September 2017

IPPF Africa Region Holds First Regional Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

IPPF Africa Region, the leading non-governmental Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa, and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region, held its first IPPF Africa Region Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights in July 2017. The award ceremony took place during the 47th session of the Regional Council in Nairobi, Kenya. The award was established to recognize and celebrate the role played by the over 39,000 IPPFAR volunteers, youth, Member Associations (MAs), staff, partner organizations and individuals who make outstanding contribution for the advancement of SRHR in sub-Saharan Africa. It recognizes those who have undertaken remarkable initiatives towards the achievements of Africa’s SRHR goals. The following individuals were feted during the ceremony: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award Category The recipient of this award is an individual who has advocated for SRHR and contributed to the advancement of SRHR in his individual capacity. His stringent efforts have led to feasible impact at national, regional and international levels. Dr. Shimelis Adugna from Ethiopia is the 2017 recipient of this award. A founding member of our Member Association in Ethiopia –Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), Dr. Adugna is a passionate SRHR champion and has contributed immensely towards the growth and development of FGAE. Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award Category This award recognizes young people who continue to influence SRHR strides in their country and in the continent. The recipient for the 2017 award was Mr. Daniel Oyom from Uganda. Through Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) –our Member Association the East African country of Uganda, Mr. Oyom continues to make immense contributions, more so in the area of resource mobilization for RHU. Among others, Mr. Oyom donated his personal land worth $10,000 to the MA. Outstanding IPPFAR Staff Award Category Dr. David Williams from Sierra Leone was feted in this category. Dr. Williams has served in various positions in the MA of Sierra Leone – The Planned Parenthood Association of Sierra Leone (PPASL), where he is the current Executive Director. Dr. Williams played a significant role in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the country. He serves on various SRHR technical and advisory committees including the Country Coordinating Mechanism Committee (CCM). Also recognized in this category was Ms. Diallo Drame from Burkina Faso. Ms Diallo is a midwife, Head of Clinic and has supported the management of the comprehensive abortion management project in the MA of Burkina Faso. With over 20 years of service in the Association, Ms. Diallo has demonstrated unwavering commitment to promoting the Association's FP/RH activities. One of great achievements is the integration into several teams of SRH trainers. She is in charge of quality of services at service delivery points, she organized mobile teams in social franchising. The number of statistics on services provided has doubled. Outstanding non-IPPFAR Individuals Awards Category Dr. Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, Commissioner for Social Affairs at Africa Union Commission was recognized by IPPFAR for his great role and contribution in the advancement of SRHR in Africa and beyond. As the AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Dr. Kaloko  played a leading role in the adoption of the new Maputo Plan of Action and the integration of SRHR into the AU Agenda 2063. He also greatly supported IPPFAR Member Associations (MAs) in the fight against the Ebola crisis. In addition, Dr. Kaloko recommended IPPFAR to the Heads of States and First Ladies which has increased in country support and funding. Our hearty congratulations to all the recipients of the first IPPF Africa Region Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights For more information about our work, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

IPPFAR
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| 26 September 2017

IPPF Africa Region Holds First Regional Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

IPPF Africa Region, the leading non-governmental Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa, and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region, held its first IPPF Africa Region Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights in July 2017. The award ceremony took place during the 47th session of the Regional Council in Nairobi, Kenya. The award was established to recognize and celebrate the role played by the over 39,000 IPPFAR volunteers, youth, Member Associations (MAs), staff, partner organizations and individuals who make outstanding contribution for the advancement of SRHR in sub-Saharan Africa. It recognizes those who have undertaken remarkable initiatives towards the achievements of Africa’s SRHR goals. The following individuals were feted during the ceremony: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award Category The recipient of this award is an individual who has advocated for SRHR and contributed to the advancement of SRHR in his individual capacity. His stringent efforts have led to feasible impact at national, regional and international levels. Dr. Shimelis Adugna from Ethiopia is the 2017 recipient of this award. A founding member of our Member Association in Ethiopia –Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE), Dr. Adugna is a passionate SRHR champion and has contributed immensely towards the growth and development of FGAE. Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award Category This award recognizes young people who continue to influence SRHR strides in their country and in the continent. The recipient for the 2017 award was Mr. Daniel Oyom from Uganda. Through Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) –our Member Association the East African country of Uganda, Mr. Oyom continues to make immense contributions, more so in the area of resource mobilization for RHU. Among others, Mr. Oyom donated his personal land worth $10,000 to the MA. Outstanding IPPFAR Staff Award Category Dr. David Williams from Sierra Leone was feted in this category. Dr. Williams has served in various positions in the MA of Sierra Leone – The Planned Parenthood Association of Sierra Leone (PPASL), where he is the current Executive Director. Dr. Williams played a significant role in the fight against the Ebola epidemic in the country. He serves on various SRHR technical and advisory committees including the Country Coordinating Mechanism Committee (CCM). Also recognized in this category was Ms. Diallo Drame from Burkina Faso. Ms Diallo is a midwife, Head of Clinic and has supported the management of the comprehensive abortion management project in the MA of Burkina Faso. With over 20 years of service in the Association, Ms. Diallo has demonstrated unwavering commitment to promoting the Association's FP/RH activities. One of great achievements is the integration into several teams of SRH trainers. She is in charge of quality of services at service delivery points, she organized mobile teams in social franchising. The number of statistics on services provided has doubled. Outstanding non-IPPFAR Individuals Awards Category Dr. Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, Commissioner for Social Affairs at Africa Union Commission was recognized by IPPFAR for his great role and contribution in the advancement of SRHR in Africa and beyond. As the AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, Dr. Kaloko  played a leading role in the adoption of the new Maputo Plan of Action and the integration of SRHR into the AU Agenda 2063. He also greatly supported IPPFAR Member Associations (MAs) in the fight against the Ebola crisis. In addition, Dr. Kaloko recommended IPPFAR to the Heads of States and First Ladies which has increased in country support and funding. Our hearty congratulations to all the recipients of the first IPPF Africa Region Award for Excellence in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights For more information about our work, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Reproductive Health Uganda:
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| 04 February 2017

Reproductive Health Uganda: Effectively Responding to the Cervical Cancer Burden

Cervical cancer is a major public health concern in developing countries. In Africa, an estimated 53,000 women die of the disease annualy, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The IPPF Africa Region Member Association in Uganda -Reproductive Health Uganda implements the Cervical Cancer Screening and Preventative Therapy (CCSPT) Initiative, which uses static clinics and outreaches as the main service delivery modes. The CCPT initiative aims at maximizing the number of cancer services offered to women through a validated, low-cost screening and preventative therapy approach. Screening is carried out using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) -an evidence-based and affordable alternative approach for cervical cancer screening in low-resource settings. The CCSPT Initiative offers instant treatment for clients with pre-cancerous lesions using cryotherapy –a method that involves freezing of precancerous lesions. Ms. Annet Kyarimpa is the Special Projects Coordinator at RHU, and says that the CCSPT Initiative's outreach activities carried out by the organization account for the bulk of clients reached and served (over 75%). "The success of this approach is largely attributed to the fact that the outreaches are conducted in lower level health facilities (including government health facilities) that provide a conducive service delivery environment, where key considerations are factored," she says. These considerations include: -         Privacy of the client -         Appropriate consultation/examination rooms with adequate lighting -         Spacious waiting areas -         The opportunity to access other health services such as malaria treatment during the single visit. RHU's cervical cancer outreaches also provide an integrated SRH package including cervical cancer screening and cryotherapy treatment (possible with mobile carbon dioxide 10kg cylinders), STIs screening and management, HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) as well as family planning services. In addition, RHU targets and works with established ART clinics in various public health facilities to reach out to women living with HIV through the provision of CCSPT services. “These are high-risk women, and RHU takes advantage of the already mobilized groups to offer them services within their existing facilities as they seek other services. For example, every Thursday RHU’s Fort Portal clinic visits and provides CCSPT services to ART patients at the Fort-portal Regional Referral Hospital. Working space was provided by the MCH department to support the partnership,” says Ms. Kyarimpa.. RHU’s Kampala branch recently had a successful collaboration with Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), where we were invited to provide family planning services and cervical cancer screening to HIV positive women attending IDI outreaches and health camps. RHU’s partnership with Rotary clubs has also helped reach-out to women and girls beyond the geographical coverage of the five RHU sites implementing the CCSPT Initiative. Rotary clubs conduct quarterly health camps within identified communities to address various health issues. They mobilize communities for services and procure medical supplies for use during the camp as well as cater for service providers’ accommodation in instances were providers have to sleep in the community. RHU provides transport for the service providers and SDA for the service providers. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, IPPF Africa Region

Reproductive Health Uganda:
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| 04 February 2017

Reproductive Health Uganda: Effectively Responding to the Cervical Cancer Burden

Cervical cancer is a major public health concern in developing countries. In Africa, an estimated 53,000 women die of the disease annualy, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The IPPF Africa Region Member Association in Uganda -Reproductive Health Uganda implements the Cervical Cancer Screening and Preventative Therapy (CCSPT) Initiative, which uses static clinics and outreaches as the main service delivery modes. The CCPT initiative aims at maximizing the number of cancer services offered to women through a validated, low-cost screening and preventative therapy approach. Screening is carried out using Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) -an evidence-based and affordable alternative approach for cervical cancer screening in low-resource settings. The CCSPT Initiative offers instant treatment for clients with pre-cancerous lesions using cryotherapy –a method that involves freezing of precancerous lesions. Ms. Annet Kyarimpa is the Special Projects Coordinator at RHU, and says that the CCSPT Initiative's outreach activities carried out by the organization account for the bulk of clients reached and served (over 75%). "The success of this approach is largely attributed to the fact that the outreaches are conducted in lower level health facilities (including government health facilities) that provide a conducive service delivery environment, where key considerations are factored," she says. These considerations include: -         Privacy of the client -         Appropriate consultation/examination rooms with adequate lighting -         Spacious waiting areas -         The opportunity to access other health services such as malaria treatment during the single visit. RHU's cervical cancer outreaches also provide an integrated SRH package including cervical cancer screening and cryotherapy treatment (possible with mobile carbon dioxide 10kg cylinders), STIs screening and management, HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) as well as family planning services. In addition, RHU targets and works with established ART clinics in various public health facilities to reach out to women living with HIV through the provision of CCSPT services. “These are high-risk women, and RHU takes advantage of the already mobilized groups to offer them services within their existing facilities as they seek other services. For example, every Thursday RHU’s Fort Portal clinic visits and provides CCSPT services to ART patients at the Fort-portal Regional Referral Hospital. Working space was provided by the MCH department to support the partnership,” says Ms. Kyarimpa.. RHU’s Kampala branch recently had a successful collaboration with Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), where we were invited to provide family planning services and cervical cancer screening to HIV positive women attending IDI outreaches and health camps. RHU’s partnership with Rotary clubs has also helped reach-out to women and girls beyond the geographical coverage of the five RHU sites implementing the CCSPT Initiative. Rotary clubs conduct quarterly health camps within identified communities to address various health issues. They mobilize communities for services and procure medical supplies for use during the camp as well as cater for service providers’ accommodation in instances were providers have to sleep in the community. RHU provides transport for the service providers and SDA for the service providers. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, IPPF Africa Region