Our approach is based on a theory of change that puts the young people and women at the centre of all development interventions by advancing alternatives, strengthening their voices and supporting their actions to tackle the root causes of poverty, and building their resilience and capacities to respond to natural and man-made vulnerabilities.
We believe that public health (incl. sexual and reproductive health and rights, water and sanitation and a clean environment) should be guaranteed for everyone everywhere, regardless of their sexual orientation, race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, class, religion or political affiliations. We are committed to gender equality; we value diversity and participation, especially of young people and people living with HIV/AIDS in our governance and programmes; and we consider the spirit of volunteerism to be central and significant to achieving our mandates and advancing our causes globally.
Decentralising Integrated Public Health
We place our clients at the epicentre of everything we do and provide them with seven essential services: Family Planning contraception; STIs diagnosis and treatment; HIV counselling, testing and management; prenatal and post-natal care; integrated primary health care; dental services; and gender-based violence prevention and management.
This approach focuses on both expanding supply and increasing demand for services, through community outreaches, and a network of static clinics.
Advocacy and Campaigns
More than 225 million women in the developing world who wish to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancy are still not using an effective method of contraception. This unmet need for family planning is in part due to insufficient investment in sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Currently the financing architecture is changing with new priorities, new modalities of funding and re-orientation to align with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Working through Collaborative Partnerships, we take actions with other organizations and local communities to share resources to accomplish mutual goals.
Our Collaborative Partnerships rely on active participation by both parties in sharing resources, such as finances, knowledge, and people. Our collaborative partnership also works to increase financial investments and political commitment needed to ensure access to universal public health.
Creativity and Innovation
We support innovative approaches to design and test new ideas and ways to solving some of today’s greatest public health challenges. The innovation may be to reach a new target group, introduce a model to automate service delivery, or to address a sensitive issue, and often aims to benefit a marginalized, vulnerable or disempowered group. Driving innovation from the ground up, we use their local knowledge and expertise to devise new interventions that respond directly to the needs of the local communities we serve.
Rights-based Quality of Care
Our Quality of Care approach is multifaceted and includes but is not limited to: a full choice of quality contraceptive methods; clear and medically accurate information, including the risks and benefits of a range of methods; presence of equipped and technically competent providers; and client-provider interactions that respect informed choice, privacy and confidentiality, and client preferences and needs. It also ensures that our facilities, services and information must be of good quality, meaning that they are evidence-based and scientifically and medically appropriate and up-to-date.
The climate crisis is one of the greatest environmental challenges and one of the greatest health threats – of the 21st century. In the COP21 Paris Agreement, national governments pledged to limit global warming to well below two degrees Celsius and continue efforts to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. We support this global challenge, pursuing measures of our own and following a long-term strategy as a responsible Organization – fostering development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
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