Ensuring Supply of Reproductive Health Technology
Access to basic equipment for safe abortion and postabortion care, as well as emergency interventions, is often lacking in developing countries. Even when health practitioners are well trained, without the right supplies, they can’t save women’s lives. Maintaining long-term supply availability of reproductive health equipment and technologies is necessary in order to fully serve women and meet their needs.
Ipas has developed a knowledge base, tools and guidelines regarding sustainable supply of manual vacuum aspirators, medical abortion pills and contraceptives. Our efforts are focused on increasing the availability of reproductive health supplies in health systems and sites around the world, as well as strengthening public health supply systems.
Since 1973, Ipas has manufactured manual vacuum instruments. DKT is the sole distributor of Ipas manual vacuum instruments and works around the world to provide high-quality, affordable reproductive health products to both public and private health sectors.