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Humanitarian policy and partnerships

International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Sexual and Reproductive Health Program in Crisis and Post Crisis Situations (SPRINT)

Australia is a leading supporter of international efforts to provide crisis-affected communities with lifesaving sexual and reproductive health services. These health services are often underfunded during crises, leaving women and girls vulnerable to preventable illness, trauma and death.

Photo of family using a mobile clinic.
A woman and her daughters receive a consultation at the mobile clinic set up at the Tuna Bay community settlement area in Papua New Guinea. Credit: IPPF / Kalo Fainu.

Since 2007, Australia has supported the International Planned Parenthood Federation’s humanitarian activities and the SPRINT initiative, which has responded to more than 115 humanitarian crises, reaching over two million people.

Australia's support to SPRINT helps:

  • provide safer environments for women to give birth, HIV and STI testing and treatment, family planning services, prevention of sexual violence and assistance to survivors of violence
  • support national governments to integrate sexual and reproductive health into national disaster management policies
  • build the capacity of local, national and regional organisations to implement the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for sexual and reproductive health in crises.
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