In the beautiful Tororo District of Eastern Uganda, where Tororo Rock rises in the distance, you can find the Petta Health Centre III—an Ipas supported-facility where clients come from across the region to receive comprehensive and caring abortion services from an Ipas-trained provider.
As climate change strikes again in Southern Africa, Ipas prepares to respond to reproductive health needs
In the wake of tropical cyclone Ana, which has killed more than 80 people in Southern Africa, Ipas teams in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia are preparing a coordinated response to ensure that reproductive health care, including access to postabortion care and contraception, remains available to women and girls affected by the storm.
In the face of COVID-19 and gender-based violence, Ipas DRC is helping sustain access to reproductive health care
During COVID-19, women and girls around the world have faced a surge in gender-based violence (GBV) linked to lockdowns and stay-at-home orders issued by governments in response to the pandemic.
A bold new effort to coordinate and catalyze the safe abortion movement across Francophone Africa is under way.
The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD), in partnership with Ipas Africa Alliance, held a regional exchange learning webinar on 25 August 2021, hosted by the Africa Coalition for Safe Abortion (ACSA). ACSA is a broad-based coalition of regional health and human rights civil society organizations that are committed to advocate for access to safe and legal abortion services in line with the Maputo Protocol. This one-page fact sheet outlines the discussion and actions taken during the learning exchange.
Sexual and reproductive health care is often neglected or difficult to access during a crisis, and this can in turn drive more people to seek unsafe abortions that risk their health and lives. For these reasons, Ipas Nigeria conducted a study to understand the impact of Nigeria’s COVID-19 lockdowns on access to safe abortion. Overall, study findings show that the lockdowns exacerbated the pandemic’s impact on women’s access to safe abortion services.
In Nigeria, where abortion is highly restricted and access to services is limited, more and more people are self-managing their abortions after going to patent medicine vendors (PMVs) for abortion information and pills.