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National Consultation - Advancing Comprehensive Abortion Care in India
May 24, 2019
National Consultation on Advancing Comprehensive Abortion Care, 2019 was organized by IDF in partnership with MoHFW, GoI, in New Delhi on 26th – 27th March, 2019. The consultation was chaired by Shri Manoj Jhalani, Additional Secretary & Mission Director (NHM) and Ms. Vandana Gurnani, Joint Secretary (RCH), G...Read More
Guidance Handbook on Ensuring Access to Safe Abortion and Addressing Gender Biased Sex Selection
May 9, 2019
While abortion has been legal in India since 1971, women have to still face severe complications that can be prevented by ensuring access to safe abortion services. At the same time, declining sex ratio in India is an important area that requires immediate intervention. Both abortion and sex determination are governed ...Read More
CAC Training and Service Delivery Guidelines,2018
March 27, 2019
The government guidelines contain standards & protocols for providing high quality abortion care. It has been updated recently in light of the global recommendations & international best practices, with the intent to keep pace with changes in medical technologies, clinical practices & global research....Read More
Review Meeting on Model CAC Centres
February 8, 2019
Type: Updates
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India envisioned `Model CAC Training and Service Delivery Centres’ in selected states, for demonstrating standardized quality norms for CAC trainings and service delivery. These facilities at identified District Hospitals and Medical Colleges will demonstrat...Read More
State Level Workshop in Rajasthan
January 28, 2019
Type: Updates
State level workshop was organized on 19th December 2018 at Holiday Inn, Jaipur – Rajasthan for the providers, nursing staffs of high caseload facilities and district nodal officers in collaboration with the Department of Medical Health & Family Welfare. The workshop was chaired by the MD- NHM and Secretary ...Read More
Is self-use of medical abortion a viable option? : A systematic review of global evidence with a special focus on India
September 18, 2018
There is limited documentation of successful interventions on the self-administration or self-use of medical abortion outside the formal health system. There is even less published documentation on the role of informal medicine sellers and on interventions that aimed to change pharmacy policies related to pharmacists' ...Read More
IDF recognized as one of the top 50 Great Mid-Sized workplaces in India
August 13, 2018
Type: Updates
Great Place to Work® institute, a global management consulting and research firm, has identified IDF as one of the 50 best mid-sized companies in India to work for. Great Place to Work® Institute’s methodology is globally considered as the gold standard for defining great workplaces across busi...Read More
Improving Access to Comprehensive Abortion Care in India with Focus on Expanding Provider Base
May 2, 2018
Policy brief : This policy brief has been developed in consultation with experts in India after a careful review of the Indian context and mapping it with the WHO Guidelines on ‘Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception’ released in 2015. The policy brief highlights...Read More
Yukti Yojana recognized as a Best Practice
April 2, 2018
Type: Updates
Yukti Yojana – A Public Private Partnership for Expanding Availability of Safe Abortion Services in Bihar, featured in the compendium of successful projects in the field of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health that was launched in a conference 'Sharing of Best Practices: Improving Maternal, New Born and Child Heal...Read More
DLC Toolkit
March 13, 2018
The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act has a provision for a District Level Committee that approves a private facility to offer abortion services. The composition, tenure and roles, and responsibilities of the DLC are defined in the MTP Rules. IDF developed this toolkit to provide information for implementing authori...Read More
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