Ensuring Service Provision

In 2011, Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) initiated the individualized provider support program to ensure that CAC training of providers translates into services for women. We follow-up with our trained providers and offer a range of individualized support to address identified barriers to service provision.

This includes:

  • continued guidance by IDF’s clinical mentors to bolster providers’ clinical competence and confidence;
  • site support which includes an array of solutions including conducting onsite sensitization workshops for support staff; orienting community health intermediaries on safe abortion; and information on referring women;
  • programmatic support delivered in close collaboration with district and state-level officials to address any barriers that prevent a trained provider from offering CAC services.

82 percent of providers trained by IDF regularly offer high-quality CAC services post training.