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About IPPF Americas and the Caribbean Region
IPPF has been a presence in the Americans and the Caribbean for almost 70 years. IPPF Americas and the Caribbean is committed to providing life-saving sexual and reproductive healthcare to those who are in need, especially to women, girls, and those from poor and marginalized communities.
3 May 2021
Appointment of IPPF Americas and the Caribbean Directors
IPPF is pleased to announce the appointment of Eugenia Lopez Uribe as Regional Director and Dona Da Costa Martinez as Deputy Regional Director of the Americas and Caribbean. They will be based in the Americas and the Caribbean Regional office (ACRO), based in Bogota, Colombia and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, respectively.
Navigating the LGBTQI Community to SRHR
For persons like Brandy Rodriguez, Healthcare Navigator at the Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago (FPATT), the struggle is both real and personal. In 1999, Brandy began her transition to womanhood and since 2006 has been working with FPATT in their HIV programme for the LGBTQI Community.
COVID-19 inspires new approach to reaching young people during lockdown
“In the last few years, FPA’s in-school Comprehensive Sexuality Education program was growing rapidly, and then all of a sudden we hit a wall; our Island was in complete lockdown and all schools were closed. At first, we were very sad, since we were fully booked for the upcoming few months, and would lose the opportunity to reach thousands of young people”, Evelyn remembers.
Delivering contraception directly to the client
Famia Planea Aruba’s (FPA) bespoke healthcare delivery has seen successful growth since it started,“There has been an immense increase in the service in 2020 due to the pandemic. We already had the service in place, so we just had to fill in the gaps; for example, providing more hours and dates for clients to make use of the service.”