Partners in Population and Development

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Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is an intergovernmental initiative created specifically for the purpose of expanding and improving South-to-South collaboration in the fields of reproductive health, population, and development. PPD was launched at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), when ten developing countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America formed an intergovernmental alliance to help implement the Cairo Program of Action (POA). This POA, endorsed by 179 nations, stresses the need to establish mechanisms to promote development through the sharing of experiences in reproductive health (RH) and family planning (FP) within and among countries and to promote effective partnerships among the governments, Non- Governmental-Organizations (NGOs), research institutions and the private sector.

During the five-year review of the implementation of the POA (“Cairo+5”), representatives at the June 1999 Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly not only documented renewed commitment to the goals of the ICPD, but also encouraged intensified support of South- South Collaboration.

According to their website, the PPD is the "only organization in the world fully dedicated to South-South partnerships." [1]


PPD an Intergovernmental Alliance of developing countries is committed to improving the quality of life of people through sustained advocacy, capacity building, networking, knowledge sharing and management and transfer of technology in the field of reproductive health, population and development within the framework of South-South Cooperation.


Representatives of each Member Country on the PPD Board by Region[2]
Region Country Name Position in PPD Position in home country
Asia  Bangladesh A. F. M. Ruhal Haque, MP Board Member Minister, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
 China Wang Xia Vice-Chair Minister, National Population and Family Planning Commission of China (NPFPC), Government of the People’s Republic of China
 India Ghulam Nabi Azad Chair Minister, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
 Indonesia Sugiri Syarief, MPA Board Member Chairperson, National Family Planning Coordination Board (BKKBN), Government of Indonesia
 Pakistan Javed Mahmood Board Member Secretary, Planning & Development Division, Government of Pakistan
 Thailand Somyos Deerasamee Board Member Director-General, Department of Health, Ministry of Public Health, The Royal Thai Government
 Vietnam Duong Quoc Trong Board Member General Director of General Office for Population-Family Planning (GOPFP), Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Latin America & Caribbean  Colombia dormant partner N/A N/A
 Mexico Félix Vélez Fernández Varela Board Member Secretary-General, Consejo Nacional de Población (CONAPO), Secretaría de Gobernación
Middle East & North Africa  Egypt Fouad el Nawawy Board Member Minister, Ministry of Health and Population, Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt
 Jordan Nayef AI-Fayes Board Member Minister, Ministry of Health, Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
 Morocco El Houssaine Louardi Board Member Minister of Health, Government of the Kingdom of Morocco
 Tunisia Majed ZEMNI Treasurer President, Director-General, National Board for Family and Population
 Yemen Ahmed Ali Bourji Board Member Secretary General, Technical Secretariat, National Population Council, Council of Ministers, Republic of Yemen
Sub-Saharan Africa  Benin Dorothée GAZARD Board member Minister, Ministry of Health, Republic of Benin
 Ethiopia Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Board member Minister, Ministry of Health, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
 Gambia Isatou Njie-Saidy Board Member Vice President and Secretary, State for Women's Affairs, Government of the Gambia
 Ghana Stephen Kwankye Board Member Executive Director, National Population Council, Government of the Republic of Ghana
 Kenya Boniface O. K’Oyugi, MBS Secretary Director General, National Coordinating Agency for Population and Development (NCAPD), Kenya
 Mali Diallo Madeleine BA Board Member Minister, Ministry of Health, Government of Mali
 Nigeria Shamsudeen Usman Board Member Minister and Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission (NPC), Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
 Senegal Awa Marie Coll SECK Board Member Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Government of Senegal
 South Africa Bathabile Olive Dlamini Board Member Minister for Social Development, Government of the Republic of South Africa
 Uganda Matia Kasaija Board Member Minister of State for Planning, Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Government of the Republic of Uganda
 Zimbabwe Henry Madzorera Board Member Minister, Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Government of Zimbabwe


About PPD
Creation of PPD
Organizational Structure
How to become a PPD Member
Organizational Priority
List of Partners Country Coordinators (PPD focal persons in the Member Countries)
PPD News
PPD Staff
Contact PPD

  1. ^ Partners in Population and Development History
  2. ^ PPD Board Members

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