GlobeMed at IU partners with CEMOPLAF in Ecuador to support sexual and reproductive health, family planning, and empowerment of adolescents
Who We Are// GlobeMed at IU
Founded in 2010, GlobeMed at Indiana University works with CEMOPLAF in Cajabamba, Ecuador. Together, we work to provide high quality sexual and maternal health education and care to 21 communities in and around Cajabamba, Ecuador.
Our Partner// CEMOPLAF Cajabamba in Cajabamba, Ecuador
CEMOPLAF, whose acronym translates into Medical Center Orientation and Family Planning, is an organization based in Cajabamba, Ecuador that focuses on sexual and reproductive health issues. Founded in 1974, it provides a wide array of sexual health services, including but not limited to: medical clinics, community distribution posts, family planning services, and general and pediatric consultations. It is partnered with GlobeMed at Indiana University and is currently working with them on a variety of projects related to fertility awareness, sexuality education, and HIV prevention in 21 communities.
Our Project // $7,500 to Provide Medicine and Education
The project work between GlobeMed at Indiana University and CEMOPLAF Cajabamba will expand upon previous collaborative work between the two groups. We are developing the Programas de Adolescentes knitting program as a means to provide adolescents with the economic resources to fund their education. This will entail both providing a knitting instructor as well as providing raw materials for the creation of knitted goods. We will also be working together to support the health and family planning services offered by the clinic by funding the purchase of general medicine and pap smears, as well as the production of workshops on sexual and reproductive health and educational materials.
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