South Korea makes donation to parenthood clinic

Georgina Lock

The London-based International Planned Parenthood Federation last week received $500,000 (£277,375) from the government of the Republic of Korea to support post-tsunami work in Indonesia.

The money given to the Indonesian Planned Parenthood Association, an IPPF member, is the Korean government's first ever donation to a non-governmental organisation and is part of part of $50m that the Korean government has pledged over the next three years to tsunami-affected regions.

It will allow IPPF to launch a support project for those hit by the tsunami in the Banda Aceh region of Indonesia, including the renovation of a reproductive health and obstetric clinic and delivery centre.

When the tsunami hit the islands, two of the IPPF's clinics were washed away, the main office in Aceh was destroyed, and many staff lost their lives.

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