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 →

Addressing Stigma and Quality of Care Issues in PAC Services

APHA Conference Center, Washington, DC Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 (9:00am-3:30pm EST) Join the PAC Consortium (in-person or virtually) to explore the current state and future of postabortion care, country experiences, addressing stigma, and using a rights-based approach to improve PAC services. Confirmed presenters include: Dr. Ominde Japhet Achola, Senior Clinical Advisor, EngenderHealth Dr. Indira Basnett, Ipas Country Director, Nepal Ms. Maureen Corbett, Vice President of Programs, IntraHealth International Ms. Bia Galli, Senior Regional Policy Advisor, Ipas Ms. Kati LeTourneau, Advisor, Inroads Dr. John Muganda, Rwanda Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists … Read more →

Webinar: Why Youth-Friendly PAC?

On Thursday, September 4, the Youth-Friendly PAC Task Force hosted a webinar: Why Youth-Friendly PAC? Reasons, Resources, & Reality. The webinar explored the need for youth-friendly PAC, explored advocating for youth-friendly PAC through a human rights approach, provided two country experiences from Sierra Leone and Pakistan, and gave an overview of available resources. Presentations Why Youth-Friendly PAC? – Catherine Packer, FHI 360 Youth-Friendly PAC: Young People’s Human Right – Lara Cousins, Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights Young, Empowered, Safe – James Fofanah, Ipas Sierra Leone Why Youth-Friendly PAC? Field Experience from Pakistan … Read more →

December 2013: Webinar – Expansion of Postabortion Care Services through Integration of Misoprostol – Experiences from the Field and New Directions

Expansion of Postabortion Care Services through Integration of Misoprostol – Experience from the Field and New Directions Date of Event: December 3, 2013 Location: Webinar Agenda The use of misoprostol for treatment of incomplete abortion has been well-documented, has gained widespread acceptance in recent years, and is endorsed by international organizations including the WHO and FIGO. This webinar invited policy makers, program planners and health professionals to share country experiences of integrating misoprostol into Postabortion Care Services in a range of settings across the globe.  The participants discussed strategies for successful scale up … Read more →

November 2013: PAC Technical and Advocacy Update

Technical Exchange | Business Meeting PAC Consortium Postabortion Care Technical and Advocacy Update Date of Event: November 20, 2013 Location: Washington, DC Agenda Postabortion care experts and implementers from Guttmacher Institute, MCHIP, Emory University, VSI, Ipas, USAID, E2A, FHI360, Pathfinder International, EngenderHealth and IntraHealth took part in a postabortion care technical and advocacy update meeting to address barriers to access and propose solutions towards strengthening PAC programming and advocacy. Presentations State of Unsafe Abortion and Postabortion Care 2013 Gilda Sedgh, Guttmacher Institute LARC After Abotion: No Missed Opportunities Jeffrey M. Smith, MCHIP … Read more →

PAC Consortium at Women Deliver 2013

The PAC Consortium held its Semi-Annual Meeting on May 27th in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as part of Women Deliver 2013. Women Deliver serves as a global platform to ensure that the health and rights of girls and women remain top priorities. Given the huge burden of unsafe abortion on the rights, health and lives of women and girls, it was fitting that the PAC Consortium chose this global conference to hold its Semi-Annual Meeting and continue advocating that the time has come to deliver postabortion care for women and girls … Read more →