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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.”
José has seen a change in the attitudes of men in his local community and those small achievements encourage him to keep going.
In the absence of a local public health facility, Alicia decided to become a volunteer health promoter to support her community.
Community counseling is key to raising awareness that health and contraceptive care are fundamental rights, and to eliminate myths and beliefs that prohibit the use of contraception, volunteers like Elga remain integral to this process in order to bring about change.
In El Salvador, Pro-Familia Health Promoter Juan Martinez Leons gives talks about sexual and reproductive healthcare on the soccer field in front of his house.
Salvadoran Demographic Association (ADS / Pro-Familia) has been providing sexual and reproductive healthcare to local communities since 1974. Today, the program currently has around 900 health promoters across El Salvador. Reaching under-served communities with contraceptive care and information lies at the heart of the program’s mission.
“Many women walk up to an hour and a half from the villages of the Guazapa hill, to receive family planning services or to receive counseling,”
Candice Taylor, joined the Jamaica Family Planning Association (JFPA) Youth Advocacy Movement (YAM) at age 15. Three years later, She educates her peers about SRHR with hopes that they make more informed choices.
“FAMPLAN provides the space or capacity for young people who they engage on a regular basis to grow — whether through outreach, rap sessions, educational sessions. The organization provides them with an opportunity to grow and build their capacity as it relates to advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) amongst their other peers,” she said.
Dr. Stewart McKoy has dedicated his life to ensuring the needs of both men and women are equally represented in the provision of healthcare at the Jamaica Family Planning Association (JFPA).