Study Overview

The magnitude and severity of abortion-related complications and factors associated with severe and near miss events in three African humanitarian settings

This research is being conducted by Ipas in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières, the Guttmacher Institute and Epicentre, and is funded by Elrha/R2HC.

It is expected to generate evidence highlighting the magnitude and severity of abortion-related complications, providing extensive details on women’s trajectories to experiencing severe and near-miss complications, to highlight the challenges and barriers to health care experienced by women seeking PAC in three African humanitarian settings.

Quantitative and qualitative evidence on factors associated with women’s serious morbidity upon presentation at the health facility level will allow MSF and other practitioners to strengthen programmatic strategies based on evidence of risk factors, needs, barriers, and challenges.

Preliminary data analysis is ongoing with initial results expected to be released later in this calendar year.

For more information on this study, email Tamara Fetters: