Working with local partners, Ipas works to increase access to quality reproductive health services, particularly comprehensive abortion care, around the world. Ipas trains local health providers, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, to increase their skills in delivering high-quality abortion care; collaborates with ministries of health to interpret abortion policy in the broadest way possible; and uses research and evidence to advocate for liberalizing policies to increase access to safe abortion services.
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for general operating support
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.