Organisation: Center for African Family Studies
Role: Research and Training in HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health
The Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS) is an African institution dedicated to strengthening the capacities of organisations and individuals working in the field of reproductive health, population and development in order to contribute to improving the quality of life of families in sub-Saharan Africa. CAFS was founded by the International Planned Parenthood Federation - Africa Region (IPPFAR) and has been serving Africa since 1975. It is now a fully autonomous international non-governmental organisation. CAFS operates from strategically located bases in East and West Africa, with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, and a regional office in Lomé, Togo. BUILDING SKILLS IN REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH To achieve its mission, CAFS conducts courses and provides research and consultancy services. Highly qualified professionals, who form a multi-disciplinary team within the fields of reproductive health and population and development, provide its services. The CAFS team reflects strong field experience and a profound knowledge of the African social and cultural environment. CAFS' vision is to be a centre of excellence for training, research and technical assistance in reproductive health, population and development.