Affiliations and Partners

International Planned Parenthood Federation

International Planned Parenthood Federation  is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Being a global network of Member Associations working in over 170 countries, IPPF provides and campaigns for sexual and reproductive health care and rights.

Society for Health Education is a Member Association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation since 1995. Under this partnership, SHE promotes Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in the Maldives. The partnership also ensures a core grant to SHE, which is divided into restricted and unrestricted funds.

 

The Global Fund

The Global Fund was established in the hope of dramatically increasing global financing for interventions against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It is the largest international funding agency to combat AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis to date, with approved funding of US$ 21.7 billion for more than 600 programs in 150 countries. Programs supported by the Global Fund have saved 6.5 million lives through providing AIDS treatment for 3 million people, anti-tuberculosis treatment for 7.7 million people and the distribution of 160 million insecticide-treated bed nets for the prevention of malaria.

SHE is a sub recipient of the Global Fund Grant to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Under this project, SHE focuses on prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission among seafarers, young adolescents and drug abusers. For the year 2010 alone, the Global Fund has made a grant of approximately USD 380,000.

 

UNFPA

Society for Health Education has worked with UNFPA on various projects through out the years. The last project was the HIV/AIDS awareness music show funded and supported by UNFPA, organized by SHE in commemoration of AIDS day 2010.

 

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime. Established in 1997 through a merger between the United Nations Drug Control Programme and the Centre for International Crime Prevention, UNODC operates in all regions of the world through an extensive network of field offices.

The long-term aims of the office are to better equip Member States to handle drug, crime, terrorism, and corruption-related issues, maximize knowledge on these issues among governmental institution and agencies, and also to maximize awareness of said matters in public opinion, globally, nationally and at community level. In the Millennium Declaration, Member States also resolved to intensify efforts to fight transnational crime in all its dimensions, to redouble the efforts to implement the commitment to counter the world drug problem and to take concerted action against international terrorism.

In partnership with UNODC, SHE implements an H-13 programme that addresses HIV among injecting drug users. This programme is valued at approximately USD 12,000 per annum.

 

UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly to provide emergency food and healthcare to underprivileged children across the world.  UNICEF is funded exclusively by voluntary contributions, and the National Committee collectively raise around one-third of UNICEF’s annual income. This comes through contributions from corporations, civil society organizations and more than 6 million individual donors worldwide. They also rally many different partners – including the media, national and local government officials, NGOs, specialists such as doctors and lawyers, corporations, schools, young people and the general public – on issues related to children’s rights.

A pilot project named “Amaan Dhuveli” which focuses on creating raising awareness on drugs targeted to adolescents was initiated by SHE in collaboration with UNICEF. The project is funded by UNICEF and valued around USD 8,000.

Thalassaemia International Federation

Thalassaemia International Federation (TIF) is a non-profit, non-governmental patient-driven organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of thalassaemia. TIF is an umbrella organization involving 98 national thalassaemia associations and other members from over 60 countries across the world.

SHE is a member of TIF to entitle itself to all the privileges granted in the Constitution of the Federation. This allows SHE to represent itself in TIF International conferences. SHE is also provided with access to research on thalassaemia conducted by TIF.

 

Oxfam

Oxfam is an international confederation of 14 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.

Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

SHE worked in partnership with Oxfam on one of the Oxfam funded quick impact projects aimed at restoring the livelihoods of tsunami victims during the first quarter of 2005. Under this project, SHE provided fishing gear and accessories to fishing boats, thereby improving the livelihood of the displaced community of Th. Vilifushi in the Maldives.

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