Ipas works to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights by enhancing women’s and girls’ access to and use of safe abortion and contraception. This grant to Ipas is aligned with the International Reproductive Health strategy to ensure that no woman dies from an unsafe abortion. Ipas represents the primary global vanguard organization in the safe abortion sector, using a multifaceted approach that includes legal reform, health system strengthening, and community education and engagement. Ipas produces global goods that benefit the sector broadly — including programmatic tools, global monitoring of opposition actors, and a robust research agenda. (Strategy: International Reproductive Health)
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Throughout its nearly forty-year history, which includes twenty-five years of support from the Hewlett Foundation, Ipas has worked with health systems and policymakers to promote a public health approach to unsafe abortion, a major threat to women’s health and lives. With this unrestricted funding, Ipas would continue to increase women’s ability to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights worldwide by training health providers and advocating for policies that permit the provision of safe abortion. Africa is Ipas’s highest-priority region, as the risk of death from unsafe abortion in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa is higher than in any other region in the world. According to the World Health Organization, about half the world’s deaths from unsafe abortion each year occur in sub-Saharan Africa.