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Ipas provides PAC services, training, others to communities in Adamawa

The International Non Governmental Organization, Ipas, has provided 1,853 Post Abortion Care (PAC) within the past one year to some women in four local government areas of Adamawa.The local governments are Yola North, Yola South, Girei and Fufore.This is contain in its Fact Sheet report presented to the Adamawa State Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Mr Kennedy Bartimaus by the Country Representative of Ipas, Barrister Hauwa Shekerau at a ceremony Thursday in Yola.The care which is part of interventions under the Increasing Access to Safe Abortion and Contraception in Africa supported by the Canadian Government through DFATD also provided 1,395 women with contraceptives through outreaches to Internally Displaced Persons camps facilities and communities.Ipas also trained 38 public healthcare workers comprising six doctors, 10 nurses and 22 CHEWS on woman centered comprehensive abortion care.Five other specialists were trained as trainers, while 163 facility staff who had VCAT orientation to address stigma as a barrier to women accessing SRHR services, while 943 individuals were reached with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information and VCAT orientation.Also within the period under review, Ipas trained 72 law enforcement agents, particularly police on women’s SRSH and the prevention of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).Under the project, Ipas identified 29 male SRSH champions and trained 18 CBO staff on women’s SRSH, SBCC and grants managements, while nine visits were conducted to community stakeholders and gate keepers to highlight issues of women’s SRHR and seek support for community SRHR interventions.

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