Ipas honors President and CEO Liz Maguire’s 40-year career in women’s health and rights

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Ipas celebrated its President and CEO Liz Maguire, devoted leader of 16 years, at a reception on June 24 in Washington, DC. Liz is retiring in July, and friends and colleagues from her career spanning 40 years of work to improve women’s health and lives honored her by sharing stories, photos and mementos. Ipas is honoring Liz’s legacy with the creation of the Maguire Fellowship for ...

Changing the world: panel discusses 50 years of U.S. family planning assistance

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

On Friday, June 26th, Ipas President and CEO, Elizabeth Maguire, participated in a panel marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S. international family planning program, recognized as one of the most effective programs in U.S. foreign aid.  The panel was hosted by the Woodrow Wilson Center, a Washington-based research and policy institution chartered by the U.S. Congress.  The speakers ...

Uganda adopts standards and guidelines to combat unsafe abortion

Monday, June 22, 2015

With abortion-related causes accounting for an estimated 26 percent of maternal mortality in Uganda, the country’s Ministry of Health has approved national standards and guidelines aimed at reducing deaths and injuries caused by unsafe abortion. They will be implemented in health facilities across Uganda and are designed to improve the health system’s capacity to deliver safe ...

John Hetherington to join Ipas as new President and CEO

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Ipas Board of Directors is pleased to appoint John D. Hetherington as the next President and CEO.  Currently the Managing Director of Population Services International/Europe (PSI), Mr. Hetherington has a wealth of leadership experience in developing and managing large-scale, integrated reproductive health programs in Asia and Africa, working in challenging settings. He brings ...

Advocates welcome legislation to block Global Gag Rule

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Ipas welcomed the announcement today that U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) has introduced the 2015 Global Democracy Promotion Act. This act is intended to permanently block the Global Gag Rule, a policy that denies U.S. international family planning assistance to foreign non-governmental organizations that provide any abortion services to women in developing countries. “We are glad to have allies ...

Ipas mHealth projects explore new ways to expand access to comprehensive abortion care

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

When “Youth+Tech+Health Live 2015” convened in San Francisco last month, bringing together youth advocates and technology and health experts from around the world, Ipas and partners were on hand to put sexual and reproductive health and rights into the conversation—more specifically, to share the innovative ways Ipas and our partners are using mobile technology to expand ...