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Review for International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The NGO known as the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), continues to be a highly respected global provider of sexual and reproductive as well as quality health care, with an amazing umbrella network of clinics and services in over 150 countries and millions of volunteers. The federation’s unquestionable commitment to health care Access, Adolescents, Advocacy, Abortion and in more recent times HIV/AIDS, allow its volunteers and staff to come into direct contact with the needs of humanity and especially the poor and underserved. Impressed with their work, I became a volunteer almost four decades ago.

The organization’s ongoing support for local member organizations is offered in a variety of forms including, training in health matters, administration, procedural guidance and all aspects of the management of a Non Governmental Organization This guidance has benefited the forty-one (41) member countries of the Western Hemisphere region including, small developing states like Barbados and the Caribbean Islands.

At a personal level, I have been proud to sit amongst other volunteers from this region and indeed the world body, to serve on its committees, share experiences and advise, and to be part of a variety of sustainable planning objectives, which continue to benefit those in need and those without a voice, in the important corridors of decision making especially in health and human rights matters.

Role:  Volunteer & served a a volunteer on the local board, as a committee member, as chair of the organization as well as a delegate and chairman of committees at the international level .