AMoCO Study resources

The Abortion-related Morbidity and Mortality in Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (AMoCo) study is a multi-year research project to assess the magnitude and severity of abortion-related complications in hospitals located in fragile or conflict-affected areas of the Central African Republic (CAR) and Nigeria.

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

Ongoing findings from this study are adding to a growing body of evidence that highlights the unique challenges and consequences of the sexual and reproductive health needs of people affected by displacement.

High severity of abortion complications in fragile and conflict‑affected settings: a cross‑sectional study in two referral hospitals in sub‑Saharan Africa (AMoCo study)

This study describes the magnitude and severity of abortion-related complications in two referral hospitals located in two different types of fragile and conflict-affected settings and supported by Médecins Sans Frontières. The data suggest a high severity of abortion-related complications in these two facilities and highlight the need for better access to safe abortion care, contraception, and high quality postabortion care to prevent and manage complications of abortion in fragile and conflict-affected settings.

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Post-abortion care needs in fragile or conflict-affected settings

This research snapshot provides an overview of a mixed-method, cross-sectional study of abortion complications and factors associated with severe morbidity among women admitted for postabortion care at two referral facilities in Nigeria and Central African Republic (CAR).

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Pathways to care among women hospitalized with severe abortion complications at Castors Maternity in Bangui, Central African Republic

This evidence brief summarizes key findings from the qualitative component of the AMoCo study, which aims to describe the access to care and treatment of women and girls hospitalized in Castors Maternity Hospital in Bangui for potentially life-threatening and near-miss abortion complications such as severe haemorrhage, severe sepsis, and uterine and intra-abdominal perforation.

The magnitude and severity of abortion-related complications in the Castors Maternity in Bangui, Central African Republic

This eight-page brief outlines selected findings from a research project on the burden of abortion-related complications and their contributing factors in the Maternity of Castors in Bangui, Central African Republic. The study found a greater severity of abortion-related complications in this facility compared to African hospitals in stable settings and reinforces the need to recognize abortion as a serious health issue among fragile or crisis-affected populations.

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