In 2008, 70 countries will be involved in educational activities and events to mark World Contraception Day, including 39 countries in Europe; 9 countries in Asia; 18 countries in Latin America; and 4 countries in Africa. Activities include a healthcare professional campaign, school teacher and university campaigns and an online campaign.
The six international and regional sexual health and reproductive organizations are:
MARIE STOPES INTERNATIONAL (MSI)
Marie Stopes International (MSI) is one of the largest sexual and reproductive health agencies in the world. In 2006 alone, MSI provided nearly five million people in 38 countries with high-quality, affordable and culturally appropriate health services including family planning, maternal and child health care, safe delivery and obstetrics, safe abortion and post abortion care, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections, voluntary and confidential testing for HIV/AIDS and prevention of mother-to-child transmission as well as information and education. For more information visit the website of Marie Stopes International: http://www.mariestopes.org.uk
THE POPULATION COUNCIL
The Population Council is an international, non-profit-making,
non-governmental organisation, which seeks to improve the well-being and
reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and
to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people
and resources. The Population Council's Reproductive Health programme seeks
to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes - especially for
disadvantaged populations in developing countries - through the development
and introduction of appropriate technologies, assistance to policymakers in
formulating evidence-based policies, and innovations in service delivery.
For more information visit the website of the Population Council:
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