Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association (LPPA) is a non-profit making organization affiliated to International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).  The Association was registered as a non-governmental organization in 1968. Since then, the Association was a sole provider of family planning services until later in 1990s when the Government of Lesotho introduced FP services in its health centres. After 1994, following the International Conference on Population and Development, the LPPA programme shifted from linear family planning to a more Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Programming.

LPPA is guided by its Constitution which is approved by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).  The structure of LPPA, which is composed of the Annual General Meeting, the National Executive Committee, and the Secretariat, enhances transparency and control of the Association.  The secretariat is headed by the Chief Executive. The Chief Executive is assisted by two directors; Program Director and Finance and Admin Director. 


The existence of good systems and protocols for management and staff, as well as for programme implementation, makes LPPA to run efficient and effective operations.  LPPA has skilled personnel for programme development, implementation and evaluation. 
In response to emerging Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) issues, LPPA’s focus is based on IPPF Strategic framework which evolves around four Outcomes:

  • OUTCOME 1 - Government, donors and development partners committed to supporting SRHR.

  • OUTCOME 2: 1,000,000 young people, women and men empowered to exercise their sexual rights.
  • OUTCOME 3: 4,000,000 quality integrated sexual and reproductive health services delivered.
  • OUTCOME 4: A high performing, accountable and sustainable organization.


LPPA has seven Service Delivery Points (SDPs) in five of the ten districts of Lesotho namely Botha-Bothe, Leribe, Maseru, Mafeteng, Mohale’s Hoek and Quthing. Among the 7 SDPs there are two special clinics, the Male clinic and  the Youth Clinic which are based in Maseru.  The Association has invested in two building structures housing the Head Office and the Youth Resource Centre. In addition to the clinic based services, LPPA runs an outreach services program to reach communities in the rural parts of the country as well as in textile factories.


Lesotho Planned Parenthood Association

Services Offered

Services that are offered by LPPA comprise the following: 
•    Family planning (various FP methods ranging from short to long term)

Services Offered

•    Management of Sexually Transmitted Infections
•    Treatment of opportunistic infections and minor ailments
•    Physical examination
•    Screening of reproductive cancers

Services Offered

•    Male circumcision 
•    Voluntary Counselling and Testing for HIV
•    Provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health Information and Behaviour Change programmes.
LPPA has a good corporate image and enjoys a harmonious relationship with Government, stakeholders, partners, donors and the community. 
The sustainability and partnership prospects of LPPA are therefore strong.  LPPA faces resource mobilization challenges in order to reduce its dependency on IPPF and donors.