COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on access to and enjoyment of sexual and reproductive health services and rights. While families, couples and individuals have faced intense pressure and hardship as a result of the pandemic, life-saving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services and supplies, including sexual and gender-based violence services, have become scarce and/or inaccessible. Existing socioeconomic inequalities have been exacerbated, especially as they pertain to girls, women and under-served groups. 

As nationally owned and locally operated health service providers, IPPF Member Associations remain committed to their communities and the people within them. In this Case Study series, we share progress, learning and innovation that has occurred within MAs over the course of the pandemic. The case studies are anchored in five key thematic areas: telemedicine for abortion in the COVID-19 context, SGBV response in COVID-19, adapting sexuality education in COVID-19 through digitalisation, advocating for SRH services to be included in the essential health care package, and leaving no one behind, especially vulnerable and marginalised populations. Take a look:  

Bangladesh COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Responding to gendered violence in a pandemic

Bulgaria COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice- Leaving no one behind

Colombia COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Telemedicine abortion care

Estonia COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Digitalising for young people

Hong Kong COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Digitalising for young people

Indonesia COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Responding to gendered violence in a pandemic

Ireland COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Telemedicine abortion care

Madagascar COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Advocacy for an essential health package

Malawi COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Responding to gendered violence in a pandemic

Mali COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Digitalising for young people

Mexico COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Telemedicine abortion care

Nepal COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Leaving no one behind

Palestine COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Digitalising for young people

Serbia COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Responding to gendered violence in a pandemic

Togo COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Telemedicine abortion care

Tunisia COVID-19 IPPF Innovation and best practice - Leaving no one behind