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| 26 July 2018

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award

  IPPFAR African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award The International Planned Parenthood Federation – Africa Region (IPPFAR) is the leading non-government sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region.  Our overarching goal is to increase access to SRHR services and support for sub-Saharan’s Africa most poor, marginalized, socially-excluded and under-served youth, men and women.  Taking stock of the two previous editions of the IPPF Africa Region African journalists Family Planning Reporting Awards held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2013 and Bali, Indonesia in 2016 during the International Family Planning Conference, and considering the African Union 2017 theme on  “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth” and ongoing initiatives including FP2020, the Ouagadougou Partnership, IPPF Africa Region is proud to announce the third African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award. Withthe financial support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation   About the Award   Despite the progress made over the last several decades, the unmet need for family planning and contraception remains huge.  Twenty-six per cent of married women in sub-Saharan Africa have an unmet need for contraception. Access to services and supplies and/or choices is limited.  In some communities there is still fear of social disapproval or opposition by the male partner. Myths and misconceptions form a formidable barrier in which worries of side effects and lack knowledge about contraceptive options and their use are the norm. The media plays a major role in strengthening and expanding coverage of family planning issues. This coverage includes access to contraceptives, method and choices as well as resources and budgets for improved family planning services.  As advocates the media promotes dialogue on policy issues and public education on family planning ranging from policy issues critical in creating enabling environment for service delivery.   This award recognizes pioneering print, radio and television reports that have:- 1. Promoted dialogue on national/regional family planning policy issues,  2. Challenged governments on their family planning commitments, 3. Highlighted innovative service delivery to increase access to family planning and contraceptive services. Eligibility  Entries will be accepted only from sub-Saharan African nationals, working in the continent, whose work has appeared in printed publications or electronic media /online platforms that is primarily targeted at and received by a sub-Saharan Africa audience.  Judges The selection and judging process will be overseen by a panel of experienced, independent and highly respected experts. They will be judging for entries that: Were broadcast or published, in English, French or Portuguese only, between January 2017 and June 2018 (proof will be required) Are well researched, balanced, objective, comprehensive and demonstrate a high level of journalistic integrity and innovativeness Communicate family planning and contraception/Sexual and reproductive healthin a way that makes the topic accessible and relevant to their audience How to enter  Fill out and submit your forms and attachments to: [email protected]: [email protected] Only one entry per journalist will be accepted. Send 2 copies of your work including date of publication/broadcast, name of publication/broadcaster, contacts of media organization.  Print journalists should send a scan of the original article.  TV & Radio - please send  2 disks (DVD or CD) to our address below or  Submit full URL details where we can view/listen to your work.  You can also submit your entry through dropbox.com or wetransfer.com.  A copy of your updated Curriculum Vitae Any other relevant background information on your entry/entries that you feel is relevant. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2018 – 23:59 Hours GMT +3.   For queries or additional information please contact James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media   Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Download the entry form here: Entry Form         Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme  sur la planification familiale La Fédération Internationale pour la Planification Familiale - Région Afrique (IPPFRA) est la principale organisation non gouvernementale dans le domaine des prestations de services en droits et santé sexuelle et reproductive (SDSR) en Afrique et le principal porte-parole en matière de plaidoyer s’agissant de la SDSR dans la région. Notre objectif global est d'accroître l'accès aux services SDSR de même que le soutien aux populations les plus pauvres d'Afrique sub-saharienne, aux marginalisés, aux jeunes socialement exclus et mal desservis, aux hommes et aux femmes. En célébration du 50e anniversaire de l'Union Africaine et afin d’ancrer les actions relatives au soixantième anniversaire de l'IPPF célébré l'année dernière, l'IPPF Région Afrique est fière d'annoncer le lancement inaugural du prix de journalisme sur la planification familiale. Ce prix est organisé par l'IPPF Région Afrique avec le concours financier de la Fondation Packard. À propos du prix  En dépit des progrès réalisés au cours des dernières décennies, les besoins non satisfaits en matière de planification familiale et de contraception demeurent énormes. Vingt-six pour cent des femmes mariées en Afrique sub-saharienne ne parviennent pas à satisfaire leurs besoins en matière de contraception. L'accès aux services et aux produits restetlimité ; il en va de même des choix. Dans certaines communautés, la peur de la réprobation sociale existe toujours ; dans d’autres, on a plus à faire à l'opposition du partenaire masculin. Mythes et idées fausses forment ainsi une formidable barrière dans laquelle les soucis à propos des effets secondaires de même que le manque de connaissances sur les options contraceptives et leur utilisation représentent la norme.  Les médias jouent un rôle majeur dans le renforcement et l'élargissement de la couverture des questions se rapportant à la planification familiale. Cette couverture comprend l'accès à la contraception, la méthode et les choix de contraceptifs ainsi que les ressources et budgets pour des services de planification familiale améliorés. En tant qu’avocats, les médias favorisent le dialogue sur les questions de politique et d’éducation publique en matière de planification familiale; celles-ci vont des questions stratégiques essentielles à la promotion d'un environnement propice à la prestation de services.   Ce prix récompense les articles de presse, de radio et de télévision d'avant-garde qui ont:ont :- Favorisé le dialogue sur les questions nationales/régionales et qui portent sur les politiques de planification familiale, rappelé aux gouvernements leurs engagements en matière de planification familiale, Mis en évidence les prestations de services innovants permettant d’améliorer l'accès à la planification familiale et aux services de contraception.   AdmissibilitéEligibilité Seules les soumissions présentées par des ressortissants d'Afrique sub-saharienne, travaillant sur le continent et dont les travaux ont paru dans des journaux ou des médias électroniques s'adressant principalement à une audience sub-saharienne et qui sont reçus par un public résidant en Afrique sub-saharienne, seront acceptées. Jury La sélection et le processus de sélection seront supervisés par un groupe d'experts expérimentés, indépendants et hautement respectés. Ils évalueront les soumissions qui: ont été diffusées ou publiées, en anglais, en français uniquement, entre le mois de janvier 2017 et le mois juin 2018 (une preuve sera exigée) Sont bien documentées, équilibrées, objectives, complètes et qui démontrent un haut niveau d'intégrité journalistique et d'innovation Communiquent le thème de la planification familiale et de la contraception/santé sexuelle et de la reproductiond'une manière qui rend le sujet accessible et d’un intérêt certain pour leur public Comment participer Une fois rempli, il convient de soumettre lesdits formulaires ainsi que les pièces jointes à: [email protected][email protected]; Une seule inscription sera acceptée par journaliste. Envoyez 2 copies de votre travail, en y incluant la date de publication/diffusion, le nom de la publication/diffuseur, les contacts du média. Les journalistes de la presse écrite devront envoyer une copie scannée de leur article original. TV & Radio – Merci de nous faire parvenir  2 disques/cassettes (VHS / DVD ou CD) à notre adresse ci-dessous ou  De nous soumettre tous les détails de l'URL où l'on peut voir/écouter le travail que vous avez effectué. Vous pouvez également soumettre votre article dans dropbox.com ou wetransfer.com. Une copie de votre curriculum vitae mis à jour Toute autre information concernant votre soumission/entrées que vous jugez pertinente. La date limite pour le dépôt des soumissions est fixée au 15 août 2018 - 23h59 GMT +3.   Pour toute question ou information additionnelle veuillez contacter James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Téléchargez le formulaire d'inscription ici : Formulaire d'inscription  

Journalist interviewing an adolescent in Uganda.
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| 25 July 2018

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award

  IPPFAR African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award The International Planned Parenthood Federation – Africa Region (IPPFAR) is the leading non-government sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region.  Our overarching goal is to increase access to SRHR services and support for sub-Saharan’s Africa most poor, marginalized, socially-excluded and under-served youth, men and women.  Taking stock of the two previous editions of the IPPF Africa Region African journalists Family Planning Reporting Awards held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2013 and Bali, Indonesia in 2016 during the International Family Planning Conference, and considering the African Union 2017 theme on  “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth” and ongoing initiatives including FP2020, the Ouagadougou Partnership, IPPF Africa Region is proud to announce the third African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award. Withthe financial support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation   About the Award   Despite the progress made over the last several decades, the unmet need for family planning and contraception remains huge.  Twenty-six per cent of married women in sub-Saharan Africa have an unmet need for contraception. Access to services and supplies and/or choices is limited.  In some communities there is still fear of social disapproval or opposition by the male partner. Myths and misconceptions form a formidable barrier in which worries of side effects and lack knowledge about contraceptive options and their use are the norm. The media plays a major role in strengthening and expanding coverage of family planning issues. This coverage includes access to contraceptives, method and choices as well as resources and budgets for improved family planning services.  As advocates the media promotes dialogue on policy issues and public education on family planning ranging from policy issues critical in creating enabling environment for service delivery.   This award recognizes pioneering print, radio and television reports that have:- 1. Promoted dialogue on national/regional family planning policy issues,  2. Challenged governments on their family planning commitments, 3. Highlighted innovative service delivery to increase access to family planning and contraceptive services. Eligibility  Entries will be accepted only from sub-Saharan African nationals, working in the continent, whose work has appeared in printed publications or electronic media /online platforms that is primarily targeted at and received by a sub-Saharan Africa audience.  Judges The selection and judging process will be overseen by a panel of experienced, independent and highly respected experts. They will be judging for entries that: Were broadcast or published, in English, French or Portuguese only, between January 2017 and June 2018 (proof will be required) Are well researched, balanced, objective, comprehensive and demonstrate a high level of journalistic integrity and innovativeness Communicate family planning and contraception/Sexual and reproductive healthin a way that makes the topic accessible and relevant to their audience How to enter  Fill out and submit your forms and attachments to: [email protected]: [email protected] Only one entry per journalist will be accepted. Send 2 copies of your work including date of publication/broadcast, name of publication/broadcaster, contacts of media organization.  Print journalists should send a scan of the original article.  TV & Radio - please send  2 disks (DVD or CD) to our address below or  Submit full URL details where we can view/listen to your work.  You can also submit your entry through dropbox.com or wetransfer.com.  A copy of your updated Curriculum Vitae Any other relevant background information on your entry/entries that you feel is relevant. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2018 – 23:59 Hours GMT +3.   For queries or additional information please contact James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media   Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Download the entry form here: Entry Form         Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme  sur la planification familiale La Fédération Internationale pour la Planification Familiale - Région Afrique (IPPFRA) est la principale organisation non gouvernementale dans le domaine des prestations de services en droits et santé sexuelle et reproductive (SDSR) en Afrique et le principal porte-parole en matière de plaidoyer s’agissant de la SDSR dans la région. Notre objectif global est d'accroître l'accès aux services SDSR de même que le soutien aux populations les plus pauvres d'Afrique sub-saharienne, aux marginalisés, aux jeunes socialement exclus et mal desservis, aux hommes et aux femmes. En célébration du 50e anniversaire de l'Union Africaine et afin d’ancrer les actions relatives au soixantième anniversaire de l'IPPF célébré l'année dernière, l'IPPF Région Afrique est fière d'annoncer le lancement inaugural du prix de journalisme sur la planification familiale. Ce prix est organisé par l'IPPF Région Afrique avec le concours financier de la Fondation Packard. À propos du prix  En dépit des progrès réalisés au cours des dernières décennies, les besoins non satisfaits en matière de planification familiale et de contraception demeurent énormes. Vingt-six pour cent des femmes mariées en Afrique sub-saharienne ne parviennent pas à satisfaire leurs besoins en matière de contraception. L'accès aux services et aux produits restetlimité ; il en va de même des choix. Dans certaines communautés, la peur de la réprobation sociale existe toujours ; dans d’autres, on a plus à faire à l'opposition du partenaire masculin. Mythes et idées fausses forment ainsi une formidable barrière dans laquelle les soucis à propos des effets secondaires de même que le manque de connaissances sur les options contraceptives et leur utilisation représentent la norme.  Les médias jouent un rôle majeur dans le renforcement et l'élargissement de la couverture des questions se rapportant à la planification familiale. Cette couverture comprend l'accès à la contraception, la méthode et les choix de contraceptifs ainsi que les ressources et budgets pour des services de planification familiale améliorés. En tant qu’avocats, les médias favorisent le dialogue sur les questions de politique et d’éducation publique en matière de planification familiale; celles-ci vont des questions stratégiques essentielles à la promotion d'un environnement propice à la prestation de services.   Ce prix récompense les articles de presse, de radio et de télévision d'avant-garde qui ont:ont :- Favorisé le dialogue sur les questions nationales/régionales et qui portent sur les politiques de planification familiale, rappelé aux gouvernements leurs engagements en matière de planification familiale, Mis en évidence les prestations de services innovants permettant d’améliorer l'accès à la planification familiale et aux services de contraception.   AdmissibilitéEligibilité Seules les soumissions présentées par des ressortissants d'Afrique sub-saharienne, travaillant sur le continent et dont les travaux ont paru dans des journaux ou des médias électroniques s'adressant principalement à une audience sub-saharienne et qui sont reçus par un public résidant en Afrique sub-saharienne, seront acceptées. Jury La sélection et le processus de sélection seront supervisés par un groupe d'experts expérimentés, indépendants et hautement respectés. Ils évalueront les soumissions qui: ont été diffusées ou publiées, en anglais, en français uniquement, entre le mois de janvier 2017 et le mois juin 2018 (une preuve sera exigée) Sont bien documentées, équilibrées, objectives, complètes et qui démontrent un haut niveau d'intégrité journalistique et d'innovation Communiquent le thème de la planification familiale et de la contraception/santé sexuelle et de la reproductiond'une manière qui rend le sujet accessible et d’un intérêt certain pour leur public Comment participer Une fois rempli, il convient de soumettre lesdits formulaires ainsi que les pièces jointes à: [email protected][email protected]; Une seule inscription sera acceptée par journaliste. Envoyez 2 copies de votre travail, en y incluant la date de publication/diffusion, le nom de la publication/diffuseur, les contacts du média. Les journalistes de la presse écrite devront envoyer une copie scannée de leur article original. TV & Radio – Merci de nous faire parvenir  2 disques/cassettes (VHS / DVD ou CD) à notre adresse ci-dessous ou  De nous soumettre tous les détails de l'URL où l'on peut voir/écouter le travail que vous avez effectué. Vous pouvez également soumettre votre article dans dropbox.com ou wetransfer.com. Une copie de votre curriculum vitae mis à jour Toute autre information concernant votre soumission/entrées que vous jugez pertinente. La date limite pour le dépôt des soumissions est fixée au 15 août 2018 - 23h59 GMT +3.   Pour toute question ou information additionnelle veuillez contacter James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Téléchargez le formulaire d'inscription ici : Formulaire d'inscription  

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| 18 July 2018

Reproductive Health Uganda and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association Receive Accreditation Certificates

Two IPPF Africa Region Member Associations; Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) have been recognized for their success in the 3rd IPPF Accreditation cycle. About IPPF’s Accreditation Process As a global sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, IPPF is guided by key Standards and Responsibilities of membership. IPPF expects all Member Associations who wish to be a part of the Federation to uphold and promote the well-defined 10 Principles of Membership, and to comply with the different Standards associated with each Principle. The ‘Accreditation Process’ is based on these 10 Principles and Standards. Accreditation is an important tool for every Member Association’s self-reflection and improvement. It also serves as an effective means of improving communication between Member Associations and the IPPF Secretariat. The Accreditation process further helps in ensuring Member Associations’ accountability to the clients they serve, and to the donor community. The 10 Membership Principles and their associated Membership Standards require that a Member Association is: Open and democratic Well governed Strategic and progressive Transparent and accountable Well managed Financially healthy A good employer Committed to results Committed to quality, and A leading SRHR organization in its country When full compliance is achieved, Member Associations are recognized as fully accredited members of the Federation by the Governing Council; IPPF’s highest decision-making body. The 3rd cycle Accreditation certificates for Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) were awarded during an awards cocktail ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya on 29 June 2018 -on the sidelines of the 48th Session of the IPPFAR Regional Council. The awards were presented by the IPPF Africa Regional Chairperson Hon. Antonio Niquice. We congratulate the MAs of Uganda and Lesotho for their success in the 3rd cycle of Accreditation (2016 – 2020). Read more about Reproductive Health Uganda here and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association here. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region

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| 20 July 2018

Reproductive Health Uganda and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association Receive Accreditation Certificates

Two IPPF Africa Region Member Associations; Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) have been recognized for their success in the 3rd IPPF Accreditation cycle. About IPPF’s Accreditation Process As a global sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, IPPF is guided by key Standards and Responsibilities of membership. IPPF expects all Member Associations who wish to be a part of the Federation to uphold and promote the well-defined 10 Principles of Membership, and to comply with the different Standards associated with each Principle. The ‘Accreditation Process’ is based on these 10 Principles and Standards. Accreditation is an important tool for every Member Association’s self-reflection and improvement. It also serves as an effective means of improving communication between Member Associations and the IPPF Secretariat. The Accreditation process further helps in ensuring Member Associations’ accountability to the clients they serve, and to the donor community. The 10 Membership Principles and their associated Membership Standards require that a Member Association is: Open and democratic Well governed Strategic and progressive Transparent and accountable Well managed Financially healthy A good employer Committed to results Committed to quality, and A leading SRHR organization in its country When full compliance is achieved, Member Associations are recognized as fully accredited members of the Federation by the Governing Council; IPPF’s highest decision-making body. The 3rd cycle Accreditation certificates for Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) were awarded during an awards cocktail ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya on 29 June 2018 -on the sidelines of the 48th Session of the IPPFAR Regional Council. The awards were presented by the IPPF Africa Regional Chairperson Hon. Antonio Niquice. We congratulate the MAs of Uganda and Lesotho for their success in the 3rd cycle of Accreditation (2016 – 2020). Read more about Reproductive Health Uganda here and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association here. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, 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.

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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 July 2018

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award

  IPPFAR African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award The International Planned Parenthood Federation – Africa Region (IPPFAR) is the leading non-government sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region.  Our overarching goal is to increase access to SRHR services and support for sub-Saharan’s Africa most poor, marginalized, socially-excluded and under-served youth, men and women.  Taking stock of the two previous editions of the IPPF Africa Region African journalists Family Planning Reporting Awards held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2013 and Bali, Indonesia in 2016 during the International Family Planning Conference, and considering the African Union 2017 theme on  “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth” and ongoing initiatives including FP2020, the Ouagadougou Partnership, IPPF Africa Region is proud to announce the third African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award. Withthe financial support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation   About the Award   Despite the progress made over the last several decades, the unmet need for family planning and contraception remains huge.  Twenty-six per cent of married women in sub-Saharan Africa have an unmet need for contraception. Access to services and supplies and/or choices is limited.  In some communities there is still fear of social disapproval or opposition by the male partner. Myths and misconceptions form a formidable barrier in which worries of side effects and lack knowledge about contraceptive options and their use are the norm. The media plays a major role in strengthening and expanding coverage of family planning issues. This coverage includes access to contraceptives, method and choices as well as resources and budgets for improved family planning services.  As advocates the media promotes dialogue on policy issues and public education on family planning ranging from policy issues critical in creating enabling environment for service delivery.   This award recognizes pioneering print, radio and television reports that have:- 1. Promoted dialogue on national/regional family planning policy issues,  2. Challenged governments on their family planning commitments, 3. Highlighted innovative service delivery to increase access to family planning and contraceptive services. Eligibility  Entries will be accepted only from sub-Saharan African nationals, working in the continent, whose work has appeared in printed publications or electronic media /online platforms that is primarily targeted at and received by a sub-Saharan Africa audience.  Judges The selection and judging process will be overseen by a panel of experienced, independent and highly respected experts. They will be judging for entries that: Were broadcast or published, in English, French or Portuguese only, between January 2017 and June 2018 (proof will be required) Are well researched, balanced, objective, comprehensive and demonstrate a high level of journalistic integrity and innovativeness Communicate family planning and contraception/Sexual and reproductive healthin a way that makes the topic accessible and relevant to their audience How to enter  Fill out and submit your forms and attachments to: [email protected]: [email protected] Only one entry per journalist will be accepted. Send 2 copies of your work including date of publication/broadcast, name of publication/broadcaster, contacts of media organization.  Print journalists should send a scan of the original article.  TV & Radio - please send  2 disks (DVD or CD) to our address below or  Submit full URL details where we can view/listen to your work.  You can also submit your entry through dropbox.com or wetransfer.com.  A copy of your updated Curriculum Vitae Any other relevant background information on your entry/entries that you feel is relevant. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2018 – 23:59 Hours GMT +3.   For queries or additional information please contact James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media   Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Download the entry form here: Entry Form         Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme  sur la planification familiale La Fédération Internationale pour la Planification Familiale - Région Afrique (IPPFRA) est la principale organisation non gouvernementale dans le domaine des prestations de services en droits et santé sexuelle et reproductive (SDSR) en Afrique et le principal porte-parole en matière de plaidoyer s’agissant de la SDSR dans la région. Notre objectif global est d'accroître l'accès aux services SDSR de même que le soutien aux populations les plus pauvres d'Afrique sub-saharienne, aux marginalisés, aux jeunes socialement exclus et mal desservis, aux hommes et aux femmes. En célébration du 50e anniversaire de l'Union Africaine et afin d’ancrer les actions relatives au soixantième anniversaire de l'IPPF célébré l'année dernière, l'IPPF Région Afrique est fière d'annoncer le lancement inaugural du prix de journalisme sur la planification familiale. Ce prix est organisé par l'IPPF Région Afrique avec le concours financier de la Fondation Packard. À propos du prix  En dépit des progrès réalisés au cours des dernières décennies, les besoins non satisfaits en matière de planification familiale et de contraception demeurent énormes. Vingt-six pour cent des femmes mariées en Afrique sub-saharienne ne parviennent pas à satisfaire leurs besoins en matière de contraception. L'accès aux services et aux produits restetlimité ; il en va de même des choix. Dans certaines communautés, la peur de la réprobation sociale existe toujours ; dans d’autres, on a plus à faire à l'opposition du partenaire masculin. Mythes et idées fausses forment ainsi une formidable barrière dans laquelle les soucis à propos des effets secondaires de même que le manque de connaissances sur les options contraceptives et leur utilisation représentent la norme.  Les médias jouent un rôle majeur dans le renforcement et l'élargissement de la couverture des questions se rapportant à la planification familiale. Cette couverture comprend l'accès à la contraception, la méthode et les choix de contraceptifs ainsi que les ressources et budgets pour des services de planification familiale améliorés. En tant qu’avocats, les médias favorisent le dialogue sur les questions de politique et d’éducation publique en matière de planification familiale; celles-ci vont des questions stratégiques essentielles à la promotion d'un environnement propice à la prestation de services.   Ce prix récompense les articles de presse, de radio et de télévision d'avant-garde qui ont:ont :- Favorisé le dialogue sur les questions nationales/régionales et qui portent sur les politiques de planification familiale, rappelé aux gouvernements leurs engagements en matière de planification familiale, Mis en évidence les prestations de services innovants permettant d’améliorer l'accès à la planification familiale et aux services de contraception.   AdmissibilitéEligibilité Seules les soumissions présentées par des ressortissants d'Afrique sub-saharienne, travaillant sur le continent et dont les travaux ont paru dans des journaux ou des médias électroniques s'adressant principalement à une audience sub-saharienne et qui sont reçus par un public résidant en Afrique sub-saharienne, seront acceptées. Jury La sélection et le processus de sélection seront supervisés par un groupe d'experts expérimentés, indépendants et hautement respectés. Ils évalueront les soumissions qui: ont été diffusées ou publiées, en anglais, en français uniquement, entre le mois de janvier 2017 et le mois juin 2018 (une preuve sera exigée) Sont bien documentées, équilibrées, objectives, complètes et qui démontrent un haut niveau d'intégrité journalistique et d'innovation Communiquent le thème de la planification familiale et de la contraception/santé sexuelle et de la reproductiond'une manière qui rend le sujet accessible et d’un intérêt certain pour leur public Comment participer Une fois rempli, il convient de soumettre lesdits formulaires ainsi que les pièces jointes à: [email protected][email protected]; Une seule inscription sera acceptée par journaliste. Envoyez 2 copies de votre travail, en y incluant la date de publication/diffusion, le nom de la publication/diffuseur, les contacts du média. Les journalistes de la presse écrite devront envoyer une copie scannée de leur article original. TV & Radio – Merci de nous faire parvenir  2 disques/cassettes (VHS / DVD ou CD) à notre adresse ci-dessous ou  De nous soumettre tous les détails de l'URL où l'on peut voir/écouter le travail que vous avez effectué. Vous pouvez également soumettre votre article dans dropbox.com ou wetransfer.com. Une copie de votre curriculum vitae mis à jour Toute autre information concernant votre soumission/entrées que vous jugez pertinente. La date limite pour le dépôt des soumissions est fixée au 15 août 2018 - 23h59 GMT +3.   Pour toute question ou information additionnelle veuillez contacter James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Téléchargez le formulaire d'inscription ici : Formulaire d'inscription  

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| 25 July 2018

IPPFAR African Journalists SRHR Reporting Award

  IPPFAR African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award The International Planned Parenthood Federation – Africa Region (IPPFAR) is the leading non-government sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) service delivery organization in Africa and the leading SRHR advocacy voice in the region.  Our overarching goal is to increase access to SRHR services and support for sub-Saharan’s Africa most poor, marginalized, socially-excluded and under-served youth, men and women.  Taking stock of the two previous editions of the IPPF Africa Region African journalists Family Planning Reporting Awards held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2013 and Bali, Indonesia in 2016 during the International Family Planning Conference, and considering the African Union 2017 theme on  “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investments in Youth” and ongoing initiatives including FP2020, the Ouagadougou Partnership, IPPF Africa Region is proud to announce the third African Journalists Family Planning Reporting Award. Withthe financial support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation   About the Award   Despite the progress made over the last several decades, the unmet need for family planning and contraception remains huge.  Twenty-six per cent of married women in sub-Saharan Africa have an unmet need for contraception. Access to services and supplies and/or choices is limited.  In some communities there is still fear of social disapproval or opposition by the male partner. Myths and misconceptions form a formidable barrier in which worries of side effects and lack knowledge about contraceptive options and their use are the norm. The media plays a major role in strengthening and expanding coverage of family planning issues. This coverage includes access to contraceptives, method and choices as well as resources and budgets for improved family planning services.  As advocates the media promotes dialogue on policy issues and public education on family planning ranging from policy issues critical in creating enabling environment for service delivery.   This award recognizes pioneering print, radio and television reports that have:- 1. Promoted dialogue on national/regional family planning policy issues,  2. Challenged governments on their family planning commitments, 3. Highlighted innovative service delivery to increase access to family planning and contraceptive services. Eligibility  Entries will be accepted only from sub-Saharan African nationals, working in the continent, whose work has appeared in printed publications or electronic media /online platforms that is primarily targeted at and received by a sub-Saharan Africa audience.  Judges The selection and judging process will be overseen by a panel of experienced, independent and highly respected experts. They will be judging for entries that: Were broadcast or published, in English, French or Portuguese only, between January 2017 and June 2018 (proof will be required) Are well researched, balanced, objective, comprehensive and demonstrate a high level of journalistic integrity and innovativeness Communicate family planning and contraception/Sexual and reproductive healthin a way that makes the topic accessible and relevant to their audience How to enter  Fill out and submit your forms and attachments to: [email protected]: [email protected] Only one entry per journalist will be accepted. Send 2 copies of your work including date of publication/broadcast, name of publication/broadcaster, contacts of media organization.  Print journalists should send a scan of the original article.  TV & Radio - please send  2 disks (DVD or CD) to our address below or  Submit full URL details where we can view/listen to your work.  You can also submit your entry through dropbox.com or wetransfer.com.  A copy of your updated Curriculum Vitae Any other relevant background information on your entry/entries that you feel is relevant. Deadline for submissions is 15 August 2018 – 23:59 Hours GMT +3.   For queries or additional information please contact James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media   Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. Box 30234 - 00100  |  Nairobi – Kenya   Download the entry form here: Entry Form         Prix IPPF- Région Afrique de journalisme  sur la planification familiale La Fédération Internationale pour la Planification Familiale - Région Afrique (IPPFRA) est la principale organisation non gouvernementale dans le domaine des prestations de services en droits et santé sexuelle et reproductive (SDSR) en Afrique et le principal porte-parole en matière de plaidoyer s’agissant de la SDSR dans la région. Notre objectif global est d'accroître l'accès aux services SDSR de même que le soutien aux populations les plus pauvres d'Afrique sub-saharienne, aux marginalisés, aux jeunes socialement exclus et mal desservis, aux hommes et aux femmes. En célébration du 50e anniversaire de l'Union Africaine et afin d’ancrer les actions relatives au soixantième anniversaire de l'IPPF célébré l'année dernière, l'IPPF Région Afrique est fière d'annoncer le lancement inaugural du prix de journalisme sur la planification familiale. Ce prix est organisé par l'IPPF Région Afrique avec le concours financier de la Fondation Packard. À propos du prix  En dépit des progrès réalisés au cours des dernières décennies, les besoins non satisfaits en matière de planification familiale et de contraception demeurent énormes. Vingt-six pour cent des femmes mariées en Afrique sub-saharienne ne parviennent pas à satisfaire leurs besoins en matière de contraception. L'accès aux services et aux produits restetlimité ; il en va de même des choix. Dans certaines communautés, la peur de la réprobation sociale existe toujours ; dans d’autres, on a plus à faire à l'opposition du partenaire masculin. Mythes et idées fausses forment ainsi une formidable barrière dans laquelle les soucis à propos des effets secondaires de même que le manque de connaissances sur les options contraceptives et leur utilisation représentent la norme.  Les médias jouent un rôle majeur dans le renforcement et l'élargissement de la couverture des questions se rapportant à la planification familiale. Cette couverture comprend l'accès à la contraception, la méthode et les choix de contraceptifs ainsi que les ressources et budgets pour des services de planification familiale améliorés. En tant qu’avocats, les médias favorisent le dialogue sur les questions de politique et d’éducation publique en matière de planification familiale; celles-ci vont des questions stratégiques essentielles à la promotion d'un environnement propice à la prestation de services.   Ce prix récompense les articles de presse, de radio et de télévision d'avant-garde qui ont:ont :- Favorisé le dialogue sur les questions nationales/régionales et qui portent sur les politiques de planification familiale, rappelé aux gouvernements leurs engagements en matière de planification familiale, Mis en évidence les prestations de services innovants permettant d’améliorer l'accès à la planification familiale et aux services de contraception.   AdmissibilitéEligibilité Seules les soumissions présentées par des ressortissants d'Afrique sub-saharienne, travaillant sur le continent et dont les travaux ont paru dans des journaux ou des médias électroniques s'adressant principalement à une audience sub-saharienne et qui sont reçus par un public résidant en Afrique sub-saharienne, seront acceptées. Jury La sélection et le processus de sélection seront supervisés par un groupe d'experts expérimentés, indépendants et hautement respectés. Ils évalueront les soumissions qui: ont été diffusées ou publiées, en anglais, en français uniquement, entre le mois de janvier 2017 et le mois juin 2018 (une preuve sera exigée) Sont bien documentées, équilibrées, objectives, complètes et qui démontrent un haut niveau d'intégrité journalistique et d'innovation Communiquent le thème de la planification familiale et de la contraception/santé sexuelle et de la reproductiond'une manière qui rend le sujet accessible et d’un intérêt certain pour leur public Comment participer Une fois rempli, il convient de soumettre lesdits formulaires ainsi que les pièces jointes à: [email protected][email protected]; Une seule inscription sera acceptée par journaliste. Envoyez 2 copies de votre travail, en y incluant la date de publication/diffusion, le nom de la publication/diffuseur, les contacts du média. Les journalistes de la presse écrite devront envoyer une copie scannée de leur article original. TV & Radio – Merci de nous faire parvenir  2 disques/cassettes (VHS / DVD ou CD) à notre adresse ci-dessous ou  De nous soumettre tous les détails de l'URL où l'on peut voir/écouter le travail que vous avez effectué. Vous pouvez également soumettre votre article dans dropbox.com ou wetransfer.com. Une copie de votre curriculum vitae mis à jour Toute autre information concernant votre soumission/entrées que vous jugez pertinente. La date limite pour le dépôt des soumissions est fixée au 15 août 2018 - 23h59 GMT +3.   Pour toute question ou information additionnelle veuillez contacter James Ngechu | Communication Officer - Design and Media Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Tel: +254 (20) 4909000 International Planned Parenthood Federation Africa Region Senteu Plaza, 3rd Floor | Lenana/Galana Road junction | P.O. 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| 18 July 2018

Reproductive Health Uganda and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association Receive Accreditation Certificates

Two IPPF Africa Region Member Associations; Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) have been recognized for their success in the 3rd IPPF Accreditation cycle. About IPPF’s Accreditation Process As a global sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, IPPF is guided by key Standards and Responsibilities of membership. IPPF expects all Member Associations who wish to be a part of the Federation to uphold and promote the well-defined 10 Principles of Membership, and to comply with the different Standards associated with each Principle. The ‘Accreditation Process’ is based on these 10 Principles and Standards. Accreditation is an important tool for every Member Association’s self-reflection and improvement. It also serves as an effective means of improving communication between Member Associations and the IPPF Secretariat. The Accreditation process further helps in ensuring Member Associations’ accountability to the clients they serve, and to the donor community. The 10 Membership Principles and their associated Membership Standards require that a Member Association is: Open and democratic Well governed Strategic and progressive Transparent and accountable Well managed Financially healthy A good employer Committed to results Committed to quality, and A leading SRHR organization in its country When full compliance is achieved, Member Associations are recognized as fully accredited members of the Federation by the Governing Council; IPPF’s highest decision-making body. The 3rd cycle Accreditation certificates for Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) were awarded during an awards cocktail ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya on 29 June 2018 -on the sidelines of the 48th Session of the IPPFAR Regional Council. The awards were presented by the IPPF Africa Regional Chairperson Hon. Antonio Niquice. We congratulate the MAs of Uganda and Lesotho for their success in the 3rd cycle of Accreditation (2016 – 2020). Read more about Reproductive Health Uganda here and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association here. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, IPPF Africa Region

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| 20 July 2018

Reproductive Health Uganda and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association Receive Accreditation Certificates

Two IPPF Africa Region Member Associations; Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and the Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) have been recognized for their success in the 3rd IPPF Accreditation cycle. About IPPF’s Accreditation Process As a global sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, IPPF is guided by key Standards and Responsibilities of membership. IPPF expects all Member Associations who wish to be a part of the Federation to uphold and promote the well-defined 10 Principles of Membership, and to comply with the different Standards associated with each Principle. The ‘Accreditation Process’ is based on these 10 Principles and Standards. Accreditation is an important tool for every Member Association’s self-reflection and improvement. It also serves as an effective means of improving communication between Member Associations and the IPPF Secretariat. The Accreditation process further helps in ensuring Member Associations’ accountability to the clients they serve, and to the donor community. The 10 Membership Principles and their associated Membership Standards require that a Member Association is: Open and democratic Well governed Strategic and progressive Transparent and accountable Well managed Financially healthy A good employer Committed to results Committed to quality, and A leading SRHR organization in its country When full compliance is achieved, Member Associations are recognized as fully accredited members of the Federation by the Governing Council; IPPF’s highest decision-making body. The 3rd cycle Accreditation certificates for Reproductive Health Uganda (RHU) and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) were awarded during an awards cocktail ceremony held in Nairobi, Kenya on 29 June 2018 -on the sidelines of the 48th Session of the IPPFAR Regional Council. The awards were presented by the IPPF Africa Regional Chairperson Hon. Antonio Niquice. We congratulate the MAs of Uganda and Lesotho for their success in the 3rd cycle of Accreditation (2016 – 2020). Read more about Reproductive Health Uganda here and Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association here. For more information about the work of IPPF Africa Region, connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. Story by Maryanne W. Waweru, Governance and Compliance Officer, 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.

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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

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