Postpartum family planning (PPFP) is the prevention of unintended and closely spaced pregnancies through the first 12 months following childbirth. Not only do pregnancies during this period hold the greatest risk for mother and baby, the first 12 months after childbirth also present the greatest opportunities in terms of number of contacts with health care services.
To pledge your support for postpartum family planning, sign on to the Statement for Collective Action for Postpartum Family Planning here.
Liya Kebede is an accomplished actress, supermodel, designer and maternal health advocate. Kebede founded The Liya Kebede Foundation with the mission to reduce maternal and newborn mortality through advocacy and programs that increase access to safe motherhood services. In recognition of her body of work as well as her philanthropic efforts, Kebede was named one of TIME MAGAZINE'S "100 Most Influential People" in 2010.
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