Overview

Since our founding in 1973, Ipas has improved reproductive health by expanding access to abortion and contraception and by protecting individuals’ right to bodily autonomy and to make their own reproductive health decisions.

Ipas Nepal, a non-governmental organization, has been providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to initiate and expand Safe Abortion Services (SAS) in the country since the legalization of abortion in 2002.

Ipas Nepal works closely with MoHP, Department of Health Services (DoHS) and different divisions and centers such as Family Welfare Division (FWD), National Health Training Center (NHTC), contraceptive care. Management Division (MD), Logistics Management Division (LMD), National Health Education, Information and Communication Center (NHEICC) and concerned District Public/ Health Offices (D/PHOs).

Vision
A world where all people have the right and ability to determine their own sexuality and reproductive health.

Mission
Ipas builds resilient abortion and contraceptive ecosystems using a comprehensive approach across sectors, institutions, and communities.

Our Approach

Our Past Achievement: What We Built On

Ipas Nepal’s support to MoHP has been instrumental in terms of expanding SAS access up to the community level via task shifting i.e. service provision through mid-level health workers such as ANMs, successful pilot and scale up of Medical Abortion (MA) service and initiation of second trimester service.

Ipas Nepal’s technical assistance in the development of different policies, strategies and guidelines are key to create favorable environment for implementation of SAS. Ipas Nepal provided technical support to FWD to scale up MA services to 39 districts by 2017. Likewise, second-trimester abortion services were extended to 29 hospitals by 2017.