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

Rating: 5 stars  

IPPF is a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights worldwide.

I started collaborating with IPPF in 1984; and, through technical assistance visits to over 40 countries, I have realized how important IPPF’s work is to save lives and allow women, young people, and men to make decisions over their own bodies and fulfill their basic human rights.

I have participated in the improvement of information systems and data quality in IPPF clinics ranging from the poorest areas in Haiti to clinics located in the Himalayas in Nepal. In those places I have witnessed how IPPF provides essential health services to people who need them most.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way young people is more aware of their rights and participate in decisions that determine their future; the way stigma and discrimination is reduced by making policy makers and common people aware of human rights; the way poor women obtain services that save their lives, which otherwise they could not afford or have access to...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand their coverage and try to reduce staff turnover, by making their Secretariat and Member Associations more competitive to retain their key human resources

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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What is unique about this organization?

their bold approach to issues that are controversial but necessary to save people's lives

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I have helped poor clinics to improve their management practices and their essential information for decision-making and quality of care.