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24 July 2019

MSI, IPPF, Ipas, PSI and SAAF launch SafeAccess

Marie Stopes International launches SafeAccess: A Digital Platform to Eliminate unsafe abortions together with IPPF, PSI, SAAF and Ipas.

“Marie Stopes International, Ipas, IPPF, PSI and SAAF are proud to launch SafeAccess: the first digital platform working to eliminate unsafe abortion, putting evidence-based guidance in the hands of frontline practitioners and policy makers.

With the expansion of the Global Gag Rule and in the face of an emboldened opposition, MSI, Ipas, IPPF, PSI and SAAF are standing together in support of a woman’s right to safe abortion. Launching SafeAccess, a digital platform sharing best practice guidance on safe abortion and post-abortion care, we hope to open up research and implementational knowledge from across the SRHR sector.

Sharing tangible resources, such as how-to guides, infographics, videos, toolkits and more, SafeAccess will become an online home for safe abortion guidance. Through this, we hope to support providers and policy influencers to expand access to safe services globally.

In a joint statement, the CEOs of MSI, IPPF, Ipas, PSI and SAAF shared:

“As part of our commitment to both sharing knowledge and to a more collective approach, MSI, IPPF, Ipas, PSI and SAAF are delighted to launch the SafeAccess Hub. As implementing organisations, we share our own learnings on what works, with the hope that those on the frontline can use these lessons to expand access to life-saving services.

“With growing opposition to reproductive rights, it is more important than ever that our community comes together in support of a woman’s right to safe abortion. It is time to remove barriers to access, to put women at the centre of reproductive health programmes and to finally eliminate unsafe abortion, together.”

Consult the SafeAccess website here.