News and Resources about Indonesia

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Reproductive health assistance for Rohingya refugees

In partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Ipas Bangladesh is working to strengthen reproductive health services for Rohingya refugees at two camps and six government health facilities in Cox’s Bazar District in ... More »

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Promising new evidence on the safe use of medical abortion by women and health volunteers

Can women accurately self-assess their eligibility for medical abortion? New research from Nepal indicates that, with some simple guidance, they can—a finding with broad implications for the growing question of how much medical ... 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 »

Friday, May 5, 2017

New evidence from India on ways to improve safe abortion access and knowledge

Abortion has been legal in India since 1971, yet in this sprawling country of more than one billion people, progressive laws do not guarantee access to safe abortion services. An estimated 50 percent of abortions performed in India are ... More »

Friday, March 10, 2017

How does intimate partner violence influence reproductive health?

Research has shown for some time that physical or sexual violence perpetrated by a woman’s husband or sexual partner leads to poor reproductive health outcomes. But two recent Ipas-led studies conducted in Bangladesh shed light on some ... More »

Monday, November 28, 2016

From D&C to vacuum aspiration and misoprostol: Ensuring quality and appropriate use of technology for postabortion care in Myanmar

This technical brief describes Ipas’s work with the Myanmar Department of Public Health to update its national postabortion care guidelines to reflect WHO recommendations regarding uterine evacuation technologies. For the first time, ... More »

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A coordinated approach to policy change and programmatic integration of safe uterine evacuation and postabortion care services in Punjab province, Pakistan

This brief describes the advocacy efforts, led by Ipas Pakistan and local partners, to integrate WHO-approved approaches (UE methods and training of additional cadres of providers) into the health-care system. In particular, it details the ... 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 »

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Nepal study finds auxiliary nurse midwives can successfully provide medical abortion care

At a time when the World Health Organization (WHO) is urging an expansion of health worker roles in the provision of abortion care, a new study from Ipas finds that a program in Nepal to train auxiliary nurse midwives (ANMs) in medical ... More »

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ipas in Myanmar: Reducing unsafe abortion, improving care, saving lives

With the goal of reducing deaths and injuries from unsafe abortion, Ipas works in collaboration with Myanmar’s Ministry of Health (MOH) and Department of Public Health (DOPH) to improve the quality of postabortion care available to ... More »

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Pakistan Woman-Centered Postabortion Care: Reference Manual

Reference manual for training health-care professionals on safe postabortion care in Pakistan, adapted from the second edition of Ipas’s Woman-Centered Postabortion Care Reference Manual. More »

Monday, December 7, 2015

Ipas study identifies ways to increase accessibility and quality of postabortion contraception

Comprehensive abortion service-delivery interventions such as offering post-training support to providers can increase postabortion contraceptive uptake and reduce unintended pregnancy, according to a large-scale Ipas study recently ... More »

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Providers Counseling Desk Book 2015

This flip book, a counseling tool for women in English and Urdu, includes information on misoprostol use for incomplete / missed abortion and postabortion contraception, as well as prevention and treatment of postpartum hemorrhage. It is ... More »

Monday, August 17, 2015

Nepal to provide free abortion services at public health facilities

In a major step forward for women’s access to safe abortion care, the government of Nepal recently announced that abortion services will be available free of charge at public health facilities. Abortion has been legal in Nepal since ... More »

Friday, June 12, 2015

Improving sexual and reproductive health services for young people in Nepal

This brief presents results and lessons learned from a youth-focused project in Kailali District implemented between 2012 and 2014. The project demonstrated that, working in consultation with health-care providers and other adults, young ... More »

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Implementing Values Clarification and Attitudes Transformation Workshops in Pakistan: An assessment of progress and prospects

An evaluation of values clarification and attitude transformation (VCAT) workshops conducted in Pakistan to improve participants’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviors about abortion and abortion care. More »

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Are young women in India prepared to deal with sexual and reproductive health issues? A case study of Jharkhand, India

Young Indian women often face social, economic, logistical, policy and health system barriers when accessing sexual and reproductive health services, including safe abortion care.  A cross-sectional household survey was conducted in ... More »

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Accreditation of Private Sector Health Facilities for Provision of Comprehensive Abortion Care Services: An Initiative of the Government of Bihar

Recognizing the need to increase access to safe abortion services to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, in 2011 the Government of Bihar developed a new mechanism of accrediting and subsidizing private health care facilities. The ... More »

Monday, December 23, 2013

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in Bangladesh

In 2012, Ipas undertook an assessment in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to determine the specific needs and gaps in the pre-service education systems for midlevel providers and to identify opportunities, strategies and ... More »

Friday, December 20, 2013

Expanding the Provider Base for Abortion Care: Findings and Recommendations from an Assessment of Pre-Service Training Needs and Opportunities in Nepal

In 2012, Ipas undertook an assessment in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to determine the specific needs and gaps in the pre-service education systems for midlevel providers and to identify opportunities, strategies and ... More »

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