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Integrating CAC and PAFP: Experience Sharing Workshop
June 8, 2017
Type: Updates
Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) brought together participants from seven states to share their experiences regarding their respective CAC programs at the "Integrating CAC and PAFP: experience sharing workshop," in Chennai, on June 8 and 9. Participants, including comprehensive abortion care (CAC), and family plannin...Read More
An exploration of the socio-economic profile of women and costs of receiving abortion services at public health facilities of Madhya Pradesh, India
April 6, 2017
Background: Maternal mortality, which primarily burdens developing countries, reflects the greatest health divide between rich and poor. This is especially pronounced for access to safe abortion services which alone avert 1 of every 10 maternal deaths in India. Primarily due to confidentiality concerns, poor women in I...Read More
Evaluating the relative effectiveness of high-intensity and low-intensity models of behaviour change communication interventions for abortion care-seeking in Bihar and Jharkhand, India: a cross-sectional study
March 6, 2017
This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of a high-intensity model (HIM) and a low-intensity model (LIM) of behaviour change communication interventions in Bihar and Jharkhand states of India designed to improve women’s knowledge and usage of safe abortion services, as well as the dose effect of intervention...Read More
What is the best way to improve women's knowledge and usage of safe abortion services?
March 6, 2017
Type: Updates
Findings of a study conducted by Ipas Development Foundation (IDF), comparing the effectiveness of two behaviour change communication interventions in Bihar and Jharkhand, have now been published in BMJ Open. The study was designed to improve women's knowledge and usage of safe abortion services, as well as the dose e...Read More
Taking the Pehla Kadam to Comprehensive Abortion Care
February 27, 2017
Type: Updates
Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) is piloting a pre-training package for doctors attending the comprehensive abortion care (CAC) training program. Designed to bridge the gap between selection and training, the package delivers pertinent information about abortion and related topics to doctors - at their fingertips. P...Read More
Abortion Laws in India - a Review of Court Cases
February 1, 2017
This report aims to clarify provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, to highlight contradictions and gaps in the MTP Act and related laws, including the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC&PNDT) Act, and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act, a...Read More
New Report: Abortion Laws in India - a Review of Court Cases
February 1, 2017
Type: Updates
Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) has partnered with the Centre for Health Law, Ethics and Technology, Jindal Global Law School on a report on legal judgments and orders relating to medical termination of pregnancy.   This report aims to clarify provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, to hig...Read More
Strengthening the Voices of Local NGOs
January 27, 2017
Type: Updates
Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) brought together representatives from 26 NGOs working across Rajasthan for a sensitization workshop, 'Strengthening Voices on Women's Access to Comprehensive Abortion: Role of NGOs'. The workshop focused on incorporating messages on comprehensive abortion care (CAC) into participants'...Read More
Yukti Yojana is a Good, Replicable, and Innovative Practice
January 25, 2017
Type: Updates
Yukti Yojana, a unique public-private partnership between the Government of Bihar and Ipas Development Foundation has been featured in the book ‘Winds of Change: Good, Replicable, and Innovative Practices’ released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The book is a compendium of programs ...Read More
Strengthening Voices on Women's Access to Comprehensive Abortion Care: Role of Media
January 25, 2017
Type: Updates
Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) organized a dialogue with representatives of the media in Jaipur, Rajasthan, on January 24, 2017 . Journalists from various publications including Times of India, Hindustan Times, Rajasthan Patrika, Dainik Bhaskar, and Veer Arjun among others, were present at the event, ‘Strengt...Read More
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