About the project

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THE SPRINT (Sex­ual and Re­pro­duc­tion Health Pro­gramme in Cri­sis and Post-Cri­sis Sit­u­a­tions) ini­tia­tive was es­tab­lished by the In­ter­na­tional Planned Par­ent­hood Fed­er­a­tion in 2007 with the mis­sion of en­abling ac­cess to sex­ual and re­pro­duc­tive health ser­vices to com­mu­ni­ties in dif­fer­ent hu­man­i­tar­ian set­tings across the Asia Pa­cific, South Asia and African re­gions it op­er­ates in, while ad­vo­cat­ing to gov­ern­ments for im­ple­men­ta­tion of the ser­vices. It has re­sponded to a host of nat­u­ral dis­as­ters and man-made con­flict crises – among them Cy­clone Aila in Bangladesh (2009), the Sichuan earth­quake in China (2008), Cy­clone Nar­gis in Myan­mar (2008) and the re­cent Zam­boanga City con­flict in the Philip­pines.

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