March, 2016

E-Module on Medical Methods of Abortion

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), with technical assistance from Ipas India, has launched an e-module on medical methods of abortion (MMA). A digital learning program, the e-module has been developed to serve as an MMA-specific refresher course for providers trained in comprehensive abortion care (CAC). The course can be taken online by eligible providers (certified comprehensive abortion care or medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) providers and gynecologists) at their convenience to improve their skills and knowledge.

The e-module reorients eligible providers on:

Advantages; limitations; indications and contraindications; side effects; and complications for MMA with the details of MMA protocol and follow up
Eligibility criteria for the provider and the place for providing MMA services

The module was launched by Mr C. K. Mishra, Additional Secretary and Mission Director (NHM) at the National Consultation on Comprehensive Abortion Care for Women convened by MoHFW and Ipas India on 15 and 16 February, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Over 180 national and state government representatives, technical officers, and civil society partners came together to deliberate on a roadmap for increasing access to comprehensive abortion care (CAC) in the country.

The e-module can be accessed on the National Health Mission website by clicking here.

  • Year : 2016
  • Author(s) : IDF