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Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Ipas was awarded $7,125,000 between 1992 and 2016, including 25 grants in Population & Reproductive Health.


2016 • 1 year, 6 months • Population & Reproductive Health

Founded in 1973, Ipas is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. This award supports Ipas to strengthen pre-service training of medical interns (house officers) in providing high-quality comprehensive abortion care services and other life-saving maternal health interventions such as magnesium sulfate to manage pre/eclampsia, misoprostol to prevent and manage postpartum hemorrhage, and the anti-shock garment to manage shock. The project is expected to lead to the adoption of the expanded training guide for interns and the teaching and provision of life-saving maternal health services in university teaching hospitals.  


2016 • 2 years, 6 months • Population & Reproductive Health

Ipas is a global nonprofit organization that works to increase women’s ability to exercise their reproductive and sexual rights. The organization has offices in Mexico and other countries around the world. With this award, Ipas advocates for improved task sharing in reproductive and maternal health services and for strengthening the pre-service training for students of midwifery. Improved task sharing will open new possibilities for the inclusion of non-medical maternal health providers, including midwives and obstetric and perinatal nurses, which will in turn improve women’s access to quality services at the primary care level in Mexico.


2016 • 2 years • Population & Reproductive Health

Established in 1973, Ipas has focused on advancing women’s sexual and reproductive rights globally, including the right to obtain comprehensive abortion care and prevent unwanted pregnancy. This award provides Ipas general operating support to enable it to continue core programmatic interventions globally. The award supports activities to strengthen the capacity of health systems and providers to provide contraceptive and safe abortion services, improve women’s knowledge on these issues, and promote a policy environment that advances the exercise of women’s reproductive and sexual health and rights.


2015 • 1 year, 6 months • Population & Reproductive Health

Ipas, based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, aims to increase women’s access to high-quality safe abortion and reproductive health services. In India, Ipas assists the federal and state governments in drafting policy guidelines for implementing the abortion law, training service providers, and developing reporting systems to monitor progress. This final award supports initiatives that enhance a policy environment supportive of comprehensive abortion care in India by building capacities of partner organizations and government stakeholders to work for sustained access to safe abortion services. Ipas is also developing and implementing a fundraising strategy aimed at Indian corporations.  This award enables Ipas to contribute towards expanding safe abortion services and facilitating support for comprehensive abortion care in India.


2013 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health

This grant will support the expansion of Ipas’ work for improving legal abortion and post-abortion care in Mexico’s public health system, with emphasis on youth-friendly approaches, and on strengthening primary-care institutions’ capacity to provide comprehensive abortion care in rural and indigenous areas. Ipas will train medical and nursing students, professional midwives and obstetric nurses and other medical staff at public facilities and will also conduct a study on adolescents, unwanted pregnancy, and abortion.


2012 • 3 years, 2 months • Population & Reproductive Health

The purpose of the proposed grant is to demonstrate ways to build the knowledge and skills of medical interns at three teaching hospitals to provide reproductive and maternal health care. The pilot in three universities will be coordinated with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria that serves as the accreditation body for institutions that train medical interns, and a training guide for use in the country will be one product of the work. A portion of the grant will be used to partner with other organizations to support two separate reproductive and maternal health conferences.


2012 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health

Ipas will demonstrate a scalable model of comprehensive safe abortion care for serving the urban slums in a pilot project in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. Extending availability of safe abortion services to young women in the age group of 15 to 24 years, and advocating for the scaling up of the model across the two states, will be priorities. Ipas will also advocate with the state governments for increasing resources for comprehensive safe abortion care in their annual health plans.


2010 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health

In support of advancing access to safe legal abortion in three Mexican states (over three years).


2009 • 3 years • Population & Reproductive Health

To increase access to post-abortion care services in Nigeria (over three years).


2008 • 3 years, 6 months • Population & Reproductive Health

To support scaling up of Comprehensive Abortion Care services in the public sector in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan (over three years).

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