PAC Consortium Annual Meeting- October 12, 2016

Dear Colleagues,   Please join us for the day long PAC Consortium Meeting on October 12, 2016. The meeting will be held from 9am (breakfast at 8:30) until 3pm EST at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (or virtually).  Please rsvp to Erin DeGraw at edegraw@pathfinder.org and Please find the meeting agenda and remote log-in information below! Please also share the invitation for this meeting with your networks.   Sincerely,   The PACC Steering Committee Postabortion Care Consortium Fall Meeting & Technical Update Wednesday October … Read more →

Le misoprostol pour les Soins Apres Avortements (SAA): la délégation des tâches et le passage à l’échelle en Afrique Francophone

On Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the PAC Consortium held a webinar with colleagues from Gynuity Health Projects, Ipas, and Pathfinder International.  The webinar, Misoprostol for Postabortion Care: Taskshifting and Scale-Up in Francophone Africa, was conducted in French and the recording and presentations are available below. The webinar shared experiences from several francophone countries with a focus on integration into existing service delivery models. Katherine Turner, Ipas: Besoins et possibilités de SCA en Afrique de l’Ouest francophone Alioune Gaye, Consultant: Le misoprostol dans le traitment de l’avortement incomplet et de la fausse … Read more →

Join us at ICFP on Tuesday, January 26 in Indonesia

Changing norms and reducing stigma: Implementing innovations to expand access to quality PAC services Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Nusa Dua, Indonesia Please join the PAC Consortium for its annual meeting at the International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia. Postabortion care (PAC), as an innovative care concept itself, has created opportunities to provide services for women presenting with bleeding in early pregnancy, often due to complications of incomplete abortion, particularly in societies with restrictive abortion laws. In reality, PAC has achieved more in reducing the risk … Read more →

A Service Integration Approach to Strengthening Postabortion Family Planning

Postabortion family planning is recognized as an important intervention to support women in achieving their reproductive intentions and in avoiding future unintended pregnancies that could lead to repeat abortions. While there is little disagreement whether or not family planning is an essential element of postabortion care, less agreement exists in exactly how to operationalize the integration of family planning into the treatment of incomplete and unsafe abortion and how the global health community can effectively support postabortion family planning. This webinar, featuring Betty Farrell and Boniface Sebikali, discussed EngenderHealth’s service … Read more →

The continuum of abortion care: Serving women in the second trimester

Women who present in the second trimester are at higher risk of morbidity and mortality, especially in places where abortion is restricted and unsafe abortion is prevalent. Caring for women who need second trimester services, whether for safe abortion or after unsafe abortion, is an opportunity to save women’s lives. Earlier this week, on Wednesday, May 9, the PAC Consortium hosted a webinar with partners from Ipas and Gynuity to explore second trimester PAC. The webinar, “The continuum of abortion care: Serving women in the second trimester,” discussed the epidemiology … Read more →

Addressing Stigma and Quality of Care Issues in PAC Services: Fall Meeting Recap

Thank you to those of you who were able to attend “Addressing Stigma and Quality of Care Issues in PAC Services” in November.  A recording of the morning sessions is now available below along with the presentations.  A short report summarizing discussions will be available soon. Presentations The State and Future of Postabortion Care Katherine Turner, Ipas and Maureen Corbett, IntraHealth International Stigma, Discrimination and Human Rights: Making Connections for the PAC Context Kati LeTourneau, inroads and Bia Galli, Ipas (begins around 24:30) After Legalization of Abortion: The Continued Relevance … Read more →