Reproductive health system - The Dutch Ambassador to Mali, Maarten Brouwec, and the Chairman of the Malian Association for Family Protection and Promotion (AMPPF), Mamadou Traore, on Monday signed a financing agreement under which the European nation will provide 4.5 million Euros (about CFAF 3 billion) to improve Mali's reproductive health system for the youth, PANA reports here.
The new three-year partnership (2012-2015) is aimed at improving healthy sexual practices among the youth, wider access to health services, research and follow-ups.
It will also cover the building of institutional capacities, including communications with partners, and the protection of families and the under privileged.
The programme will be implemented by AMPPF’s technical staff, volunteers and educators through advanced strategies for long-term family protection and the dissemination of advocacy methods on family planning and reproductive health.
Created in 1972 with the objective to improve the living condition of the under-privileged, AMPPF is a member of the International Federation for Family Planning (IPPF).