Profile > The Executive Director's Message
In an ever changing world Sexual and Reproductive needs and responses cannot stay static. It is the agility with which Family Planning Association responds to those needs, that has made it survive and thrive. As the pioneer of family planning in Sri Lanka, FPA has come a long way over sixty years and evolved to be a mature yet youthful player who continues to pioneer emerging initiatives in Sexual and
Reproductive Health arena.
Family Planning Association plays triple roles as Service Provider, Educator and Advocate of Sexual and Reproductive Health. Depending on communities and geographical areas we work in, one role may assume significance over the other. However, we firmly believe that all interventions are vital for Sri Lanka to reach its MDGs on reproductive health and the ICPD goal of universal access to reproductive health.
As an accredited member of International Planned Parenthood Federation, FPA Sri Lanka is guided by the five "A"s or five focal areas; Access, Adolescents, AIDS/HIV, Advocacy and Abortion which provide us the framework for action. All our projects and activities are directed towards these "A"s that contribute to the achievement of our mission. FPA adopts a gender-sensitive; rights based approach in all its initiatives to realize its vision to be the pioneer in providing sexual and reproductive health as a right for all.
In striving to reach this lofty goal, we feel that we fill a void that is important to society and feel fulfilled in doing so.