As the Pacific Island’s leading non-governmental organization (NGO) promoting and providing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, the Tuvalu Family Health Association (TuFHA) serves a population of 10,000 through one permanent clinic and five community-based distributors/community-based services (CBDs/CBSs).
TuFHA is the only non-governmental organisation that advocates for and provides clinical services counselling in the area of sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Tuvalu. They only have one static clinic in the capital of Funafuti.
The TuFHA network believes that no one should be left behind and ensures to reach all Tuvaluans, providing SRHR information and services through the outer islands outreach programs, monthly mobile clinics and activities. Moreover, TuFHA seeks to serve the vulnerable and often neglected groups in the society (underserved communities, people living with disabilities) and to provide safe spaces for these groups.
Furthermore, in order to increase its reach, TuFHA collaborates and works together with stakeholders in the Ministry of Health, Gender Social Welfare department and other NGOs in the country.
Central to the organisation’s work is the dissemination of SRH information to specific vulnerable and underserved communities including people living with disabilities in the childbearing age group, maritime workers and people in the correctional facilities. In addition, TUFHA has a strong network with faith-based organizations and government agencies.