International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region
July 1, 2011
IPPF/WHR is a very strong INGO dedicated to promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights in Latin America. Its staff, based in New York, is highly competent and committed to promoting free and informed choice, particularly among vulnerable groups such as adolescents and the poor. It has affiliates all over Latin America. It has a strong and well known Executive Director. In the past year it has made significant strides in the area of safe abortion.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
See the work done by the IPPF/WHR affiliate in the poorest neigborhood of La Paz, Bolivia. They provide top quality family planning services in El Alto, mainly to indigenous clients, most of the living in poverty. The quality of the clinical staff and of the clinic itself was superb.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would aim for a leaner governance strcuture.
Professional with expertise in this field & I visited on of IPPF/WHR affiliates.