FPA India Pune
This is the website of Family Planning Association of India - Pune Chapter. FPA India provides a voluntary, Non-Govt. commitment for promoting sexual and reproductive rights and health, including family planning and child health. It strives to meet unmet needs and create demand for quality service and care among men, women and young people.
The Family Planning Association of India, is a voluntary Organisation, a non political and non-profit making body, which has its headquarters in Mumbai and has 40 branches in various cities of India.
The Pune Branch of FPA India was established in 1977 and has been working consistently, in this field, since then, with encouraging results. The. Branch functions under the guidance of the Branch Executive Committee consisting of 13 Volunteers, including 6 Office Bearers. The daily functions are carried out by staff employees.
Management and Governance:
FPA India has a unique organizational structure, which includes volunteers and paid staff. Many volunteers are actively involved in planning, execution and monitoring of various activities. The Administration wing of the Branch supervises the overall implementation of all regular and special projects. It co-ordinates the clinical, educational and motivational activities of the branch and implements activities of HQ such as regional and national level workshops/seminars conducted at Pune. The Executive Committee consists of 16 volunteers including 6 Office Bearers who decide on policies, programmes guidance and monitoring and finances. The staff includes a Branch Manager, 6 administrative staff, 13 clinical staff and 6 field staff.
Safe Motherhood Project:
With intension to save the lives of pregnant women, FPA India has started this project in collaboration with White Ribbion Alliance India for a period of 2 years i.e. from January, 2008. However actual activities were started from May 2008.
FPA India, Pune Branch got this project for a period of 2 years. FPA India is implementing this project in 10 Districts of Maharashtra. Pune is one of them. Pune branch is implementing this project in the area of Kude PHC Khed Taluka which is near about 70 kms. from Pune Branch. The Branch adopted 16 wadies from Kude village near Rajguru Nagar to carry out Safe Motherhood Project. (Avadar, Parsul, Kharpud, Deoshi, Wajawane, Sakurdi, Chikhalgaon, Kalmodi, Majgaon, Enwe Khurd, Enwe Budruk, Kude Budruk, Kude Khurd, Ghotawade, Khope wadi, Adhal wadi)
Under this project, Sex Education to youth, adults and adolescents is imparted by giving scientific information about sexual and reproductive health. It provides counselling services to the clients with the intention to develop healthy attitudes and a holistic approach towards human sexuality. Besides working in operational areas, special programmes are organised for Municipal Corporation Schools.
Vision Statement:
FPA India envisions health, particularly sexual and reproductive health for all, especially marginalized and young people, in the broad context of sustainable development leading towards alleviation of poverty, stabilization of population, gender equality and human rights.