News and Resources about Francophone Africa

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Conclusions de l’analyse situationnelle: besoins et opportunités pour une prise en charge des soins complets d’avortement en Afrique de l’Ouest francophone

L’analyse situationnelle, effectuée par Ipas en mars et mai 2015 en collaboration avec des agences internationales et des organisations nationales actives dans ce domaine a permis d’étudier les besoins et les ... More »

Abortion Law and Policy in Nigeria: Barriers to Women’s Access to Safe and Legal Care

This fact sheet looks at the policy implications of a national abortion incidence study showing that, even though abortion is heavily restricted throughout Nigeria, 1.25 million Nigerian women had an abortion in 2012. The study found that ... More »

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Enhancing the quality of abortion care: Successful initiatives to improve clinical skills and facility services

This report looks at initiatives in four countries—Nigeria, Nepal, Ghana and Zambia—where Ipas is working with governments, communities and other partners to provide clinical and programmatic support to providers and ... More »

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New studies show benefits of increasing women’s access to medical abortion in South Africa

Even though abortion is legal in South Africa for a broad range of indications, many women still encounter barriers when trying to access safe abortion care. Medical abortion, or abortion with pills, is not available in all areas of South ... More »

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The crisis of reproductive care in humanitarian settings

An estimated 26 million women and girls of reproductive age live in refugee camps and other crisis settings around the world. They experience increased levels of exploitation, sexual violence and transactional sex, which can lead to ... More »

Monday, March 20, 2017

Signs of progress in the ‘complicated reality’ of abortion in Zambia

Abortion is legal in Zambia, but as the authors of a new study note, “the reality is far more complicated.” Very few women know they have the right to have an abortion or know where to seek this care. Unsafe abortions have ... More »

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Induced Abortion and Postabortion Care in Ethiopia

This fact sheet synthesizes data from two national studies on abortion incidence and morbidity in Ethiopia, both published in January 2016 International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health: “The estimated incidence of ... More »

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Coalition Brings Together Experts for the Africa Regional Conference on Abortion: From Research to Policy

The Africa Regional Conference on Abortion: From Research to Policy will be held from Tuesday, November 29 to Friday, December 2, 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This conference builds on a decade of work linking research to action to ... More »

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Is abortion stigma linked to higher incidence of unsafe abortion?

Communities with a high level of abortion-related stigma may also have a higher incidence of unsafe abortion, according to two recent studies in Kenya. One, published in the Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, surveyed 759 women ... More »

Monday, November 7, 2016

Research partnership aims to improve youth access to safe abortion and contraception in three African nations

The Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom has announced it will fund a three-year research partnership to explore ways to improve adolescent access to contraception and safe abortion in Malawi, Zambia and Ethiopia. The partnership ... More »

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Making change happen: A review of progressive abortion policy change in Africa

An overview of progressive abortion policy changes and trends in Africa, primarily between 2010-2016. It outlines strategies in regional policy work by Ipas and partners and points to examples of positive policy change, such as national ... More »

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Study explores use of mobile technology to help women self-assess their eligibility for early medical abortion

New research from South Africa suggests that women can use mobile devices, such as phones or tablets, to accurately assess their eligibility for medical abortion via an online gestational age calculator. Findings from the Ipas-funded ... More »

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Expanding roles of providers in safe abortion care: A programmatic approach to meeting women’s needs

This brief examines the key results from expanding abortion service provision to midlevel providers in 10 Ipas country programs throughout Asia and Africa, including a global analysis of programmatic data from all 10 countries and two case ... More »

Sunday, May 1, 2016

An evaluation of postabortion contraceptive uptake following a youth-friendly services intervention in Ethiopia

This brief describes a study to evaluate the sustained uptake of postabortion LARC (IUDs and implants) among young women after a youth-friendly services (YFS) intervention by Ipas in Ethiopia. More »

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Police as partners in improving abortion access

Police officers can be important allies in efforts to improve women’s access to safe abortion care. Ipas has worked with police in Ghana and other countries since 2009, and in the newly published manual, A Practical Guide for ... More »

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

News stories highlight need for abortion law reform in Sierra Leone

Shame, stigma and restrictive laws often force young women like Memunatu Kamara in Al Jazeera’s article, “The women dying for an abortion in Sierra Leone,” to turn to traditional practitioners to help end unwanted ... More »

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

‘Clear and promising’ opportunities for expanding abortion care in francophone West Africa

With a new report concluding there is “a vast unmet need” for safe, induced abortion care in francophone West Africa, Ipas is stepping up work with national and international partners to expand comprehensive abortion care (CAC) ... More »

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Comprehensive Abortion Care Needs and Opportunities in Francophone West Africa: Situational Assessment Results

This situational assessment, conducted by Ipas in collaboration with international and in-country agencies in March-May 2015, looks at comprehensive abortion care (CAC) needs and opportunities in francophone West Africa. It concludes there ... More »

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ipas Nigeria Misoprostol Regimen and Guidance Card

This pocket-sized card, developed for postabortion care providers in Nigeria, is a helpful resource for any provider who performs postabortion care in settings where abortion is legally restricted and misoprostol-only regimens are used ... More »

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Ipas Nigeria Misoprostol Regimen and Guidance Factsheet

This factsheet, developed for postabortion care providers in Nigeria, is a helpful resource for any provider who performs postabortion care in settings where abortion is legally restricted and misoprostol-only regimens are used because ... More »

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