Ipas

For Strategic Planning In West Africa

Overview
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 support would provide the resources necessary for Ipas to develop a new strategy for Francophone West Africa, where abortion provision is highly restricted and the quality of services available to women who might qualify as very poor. Ipas’s strategy for Francophone West Africa will consider which countries might have governments and civil society supportive to addressing the issue of unsafe abortion; identify potential clinical, research, and advocacy partners; and assess potential sources of funding for their work in the region.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.ipas.org 
Address
P.O. Box 9990
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Francophone Africa Safe Abortion Network  
This grant to Ipas will support the establishment of an action network for safe abortion in Francophone West Africa. Following the Hewlett Foundation-supported convening of safe abortion champions in December 2019, the foundation and other stakeholders decided to establish a regional movement for safe abortion with a small staff to support the work of national coalitions. The network will convene and coordinate efforts within and across countries and support cross-learning and advocacy for all aspects of safe abortion programming. This grant will be co-funded by the Packard Foundation and the Foundation for a Just Society International and is aligned with the International Reproductive Health substrategy to end unsafe abortion in Francophone West Africa.

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