Ipas has a global mission to train health care providers to provide abortion services safely and advocate for improvements in the policy environment for abortion provision. This grant will support Ipas’ new strategy to address unsafe abortion in Francophone West Africa. Ipas’ new strategy for the sub-region will engage ministries of health; regional health bodies; and clinical, research, and advocacy partners in improving the clinical and policy environment for comprehensive reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptive services.
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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.