Asociación Pro-bienestar de la Familia Colombiana (Profamilia)
Profamilia operates sixty-six clinics and mobile health units in Colombia, accounting for nearly three-quarters of the country’s family planning capacity. It works to ensure poor people living in urban and rural communities are able to receive high-quality sexual and reproductive health services, including contraception, gynecological exams, pregnancy and STI testing, abortion, and cervical and breast cancer screenings. In 2013, Profamila provided more than three million services.
More than one-third of Profamilia's services are provided to young people under the age of twenty-five. It operates health centers specifically designed to provide youth-friendly services and trains peer educators to teach other young people about their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Profamilia encourages young people’s involvement at all stages of program planning and implementation—a value that's reflected by the two youth members who serve on its Board of Directors.
In Colombia, Profamilia is a household name, and the organization is highly respected internationally. The Colombian government frequently requests Profamilia's expertise regarding sexual and reproductive health issues, and Profamilia is a source of information for international journalists and scholars.
In 2012, Profamilia contributed to an advocacy campaign that increased employment and health services for victims of violence. It also signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health and Social Protection to evaluate and revise the National Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy.
Asociación Pro-bienestar de la Familia Colombiana
Calle 34 #14-52
Bogotá, D.C. Colombia
P: (57-1) 339-0900