IPRAD supports ADSF (Association pour le Développement de la Santé des Femmes – Association for the Development of Women’s Health)
IPRAD Laboratories have developed healthcare and wellness products for women for 25 years and we wanted to make a real commitment to women’s health, over and above our commercial activities.
To do so, in early 2013 we launched a call for projects targeting non-profit organisations supporting women in difficulty. Of the 120 responses we received, our employees chose to support ADSF (Association pour le Développement de la Santé des Femmes – Association for the Development of Women’s Health) for a three-year period.
Founded in 2001, ADSF is a non-profit organisation whose members include volunteer gynaecologists and midwives working to help women in situations of extreme hardship.
Every year for three years, IPRAD will contribute €20,000 to help finance prenatal care for pregnant women in difficult circumstances. Carried out by a mobile team composed of a midwife and/or gynaecologist, these free gynaecological visits will also be attended by a social worker to assist the women with administrative issues (obtaining papers, making declarations and other formalities).
Each year, over 1,000 women stand to benefit from this initiative in France’s greater Paris region alone. These women, facing situations of extreme hardship, live primarily in camps, slum areas and squatted buildings.
This company project involves all IPRAD Laboratories’ employees: not only were they the ones to choose ADSF, they will also be given the opportunity to help the organisation during working hours.