INTERNATIONAL SAFE ABORTION DAY: TURNING THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIP, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE


Carolin Ekman
 

INTERNATIONAL SAFE ABORTION DAY:

TURNING THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 INTO OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATION, INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

 

Photo credit: Katia Amado/Pathfinder Mozambique

As the pandemic continues to challenge health systems capacity for delivering essential services, International Safe Abortion Day is an opportunity to celebrate global efforts to protect ongoing provision of comprehensive abortion care.

This web story from WHO and HRP demonstrates inspiring examples of how the challenges of the pandemic can be turned into opportunities for innovation and collaboration, across borders and organisations – including the role that the IBP Platform and the communities of practice on this space can play in this process! It highlights many of the principles that IBP seeks to promote: partnership, reduction of duplication, the use of digital solutions for SRHR knowledge sharing, and global dialogue for local impact. 

 

Read about:

  • Applying storytelling in an interactive map, to show how organisations adapted their safe abortion care programmes in response to the pandemic
  • Using digital technology to safeguard timely access to safe abortion while seeking to protect clients, staff and communities from contracting COVID-19
  • Transparent dialogues about funding and procurement challenges, to inform future strategic work on how organizations can use funds more efficiently, minimise duplication of work, and protect availability of medical abortion.
  • How virtual communities, like the CoP on Comprehensive Abortion Care on the IBP Platform can support stakeholders to share good practices and identify opportunities for partnering

 

How have YOU adapted your work to protect access to timely and safe abortion care in the context of COVID-19? Share with us on the live feed on the IBP Platform! 

 

Interested in exchanging resources and knowledge on abortion care, including information provision, abortion management and post-abortion care? Join the HRP CoP on CAC!