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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Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support
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. 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: Global Reproductive Equity)
for leadership and staff development related to a new equitable operational model
for support of Ipas' regional strategy in Francophone West Africa
This program grant will support Ipas’ Francophone Africa regional program to improve access to quality abortion services. Since the office was established in 2015, Ipas has become a leading and established presence in the region, working closely with governments, advocates, and clinicians to advance abortion access and reproductive rights. Their approach is holistic, adapting their programming to the abortion ecosystem in each country. This grant is aligned with the Global Reproductive Equity strategy outcomes to strengthen the sexual and reproductive health ecosystem and to support legalization and access to safe abortion in Francophone West Africa.