May 27, 2013 Women Deliver Events
8:00AM - 12:00PM: Postabortion Care Consortium Semi-Annual Meeting (Mandarin Hotel)
The Postabortion Care (PAC) Consortium and partner organizations will provide technical updates and make recommendations for PAC beyond the MDGs. This interactive meeting will focus on expanding access to youth friendly PAC services, misoprostol for PAC, and strategies for scaling-up PAC. All international program implementers, policymakers, advocates, and researchers are invited to join us.
12:00PM - 1:00PM: Networking Lunch
1:00PM - 4:00PM: From Dialogue to Action on Safe Abortion: A Global Technical Exchange (Opal and Pearl Room at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur)
Organised by Ipas, IPPF ,Pathfinder International, VSI, Marie Stopes International and Population Council
This meeting is open to any interested Women Deliver conference participant who supports women’s right to abortion and will work to ensure access to and delivery of safe abortion for all women who seek it. Pre-registration is required. The focus of this meeting is in-depth discussion and recommendations on abortion stigma, access to misoprostol for abortion at the community level and practical advocacy strategies.
The Postabortion Care (PAC) Consortium was formed over a decade ago to sound an alarm within the reproductive health community about the need to effectively treat complications of miscarriage and incomplete abortion in order to reduce maternal mortality worldwide, and to promote PAC as an effective strategy for addressing this pressing global problem. The PAC Consortium supports a comprehensive public health model of Five Essential Elements of Postabortion Care: community and service provider partnerships, counseling, treatment, contraceptive and family planning services, and reproductive and other health services.
The Consortium is run by an active Steering Committee representing key organizations working in the PAC field. JHPIEGO, IntraHealth, Pathfinder International, Ipas, EngenderHealth, and the Population Council were founding members, and Venture Strategies Innovations recently joined. The hosting agency for the Consortium rotates every two to three years. In 2011 Pathfinder International became the Chairing organization.
Participation in the PAC Consortium is open to all individuals and groups who are working in the PAC field and/or interested in PAC issues. The Consortium currently includes several hundred individuals from all regions of the world who represent over 100 organizations. By joining the PAC Consortium, you will receive our listserve updates, have access to the PAC Consortium Community on the Implementing Best Practices Knowledge Gateway website, be able to participate in PAC Consortium meetings, and have the opportunity to participate in PAC Consortium Task Forces.
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- Next PAC Consortium Meeting at Women Deliver 2013
- PAC Consortium Launches the Youth-Friendly Postabortion Care Supplemental Training Module
- Partners Attend PAC Consortium Meetings
- PAC Consortium Presentation at FIGO World Congress