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 →

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 →