FFPAM, Federation of Family Planning Associations Malaysia

Federation of Reproductive Health Associations, Malaysia (FRHAM) is formerly known as Federation of Family Planning Associations, Malaysia (FFPAM).  It is a federation of 13 State Member Associations (State MAs) of State Family Planning Associations, Family Health Association, Family Health Development Association and Reproductive Health Association.  It was established in 1958 with the aim of educating Malaysians in family planning and responsible parenthood, promoting and supporting effective family planning and sexual and reproductive health services.

Since 1963, FRHAM has been a member of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and was a fully accredited member in November 2005, having fulfilled all criteria needed for accreditation.
FRHAM is the leading voluntary family planning, sexual and reproductive health organization in Malaysia.  Being a service-oriented body, FRHAM has the community at heart.  Recognizing the sexual and reproductive health needs of its clientele, FRHAM and the State Member Associations developed related services and educational activities to promote optimal health of women, men, and young people.
FRHAM’s operation is based on the following strategic plan and framework: FFPAM Strategic Plan Towards Vision 2020 (2003), which is in consonance with the IPPF Strategic Framework 2005-2015. The IPPF Strategic Framework focuses on the 5A‘s: Access, Adolescents, Advocacy, AIDS/HIV and Abortion.  The implementation of our work is reinforced by Support Strategies aim to ensure human resources capability, financial sustainability, accountability in all aspects of work and networking enhancement.

Vision

To be an effective, caring and self-reliant NGO in the field of population, family planning and sexual and reproductive health.

Mission

To improve the status of sexual and reproductive health in Malaysia within a strong and resilient family system.

Guiding Principles

The Federation is a not-for-profit organization.

The Federation is not and shall not be controlled by commercial interests and that all its income, commodities, property and other assets shall be applied solely towards the promotion of its objectives.

The Federation will ensure that Member Associations’ family planning, sexual and reproductive health information and services shall be provided strictly on the basis of voluntary acceptance and informed choice.

The Federation will ensure that Member Associations do not permit coercion of any form in family planning programmes.

Philosophy

We believe that:

The Family as the basic unit of society should be protected and developed through policies and interventions.

It is the basic right of individuals to practise family planning because through spacing and timing of births, family health particularly that of mothers and children can be enhanced leading to improvements in the socio-economic well-being of families.

In the provision of various services to different target beneficiaries, we will not discriminate on the basis of sex, politics, race, religion or status. Services will be based on informed choice and no coercion will be used in the promotion of any services.

Sustainable development is only possible when there is a balance between growth and utilization of resources.

We are a voluntary organization whose strengths and assets are our dedicated volunteers from all walks of life who contribute significantly and selflessly to the ideals and operations of the organization.

WORLD AIDS DAY PRESS STATEMENT

FFPAM (now FRHAM) stands in solidarity with Malaysian AIDS Council (MAC) and Malaysian Positive Network (myPlus) in opposing coercive policies such as mandatory pre-marital HIV testing.

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