World Federation of Health Agencies for the Advancement of Voluntary Surgical Contraception (WFHA-AVSC)

Fédération mondiale des agences de santé pour la promotion de la contraception chirurgicale volontaire
Federación Mundial de Agencias de Salud para la Promoción de la Contracepción Quirúrgica Voluntaria

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22 Jan 1975, as World Federation of Associations for Voluntary Sterilization (WFAVS) -- Fédération mondiale des associations pour la stérilisation volontaire, by 'International Project of the Association for Voluntary Sterilization (IPAVS)', currently G-XG8312 - EngenderHealth, on uniting of 6 national groups. Cited name adopted 1980, Bali (Indonesia). Also referred to as World Federation for Voluntary Surgical Contraception. No longer exists.


Encourage the inclusion of high-quality, voluntary surgical contraception services as a basic component in family planning and medical programs throughout the world; develop and maintain a leadership network among interested health agencies whose collective voice can influence national and international policies and programs; examine, compare, and communicate internationally the social, professional, educational, legal, scientific, and service-delivery issues involved in providing voluntary surgical contraception.


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General Assembly (every 1 or 2 years); Executive Board; Secretariat, acting as the administrative unit of the Federation. Standing Committees (4): Budget and Finance; Membership; Nominating; Program Planning and Evaluation. Program Committees (5): Information/Education; Training and Equipment; Legal; Scientific; Voluntary Surgical Contraception Statistics. Ad hoc and Expert Committees.


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