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To improve the quality and availability of post‑abortion care during a flood, the Innovation Programme supported the University of Leicester to develop and measure the impact of an integrated intervention package, called RHCC.
Having to stop crucial HIV prevention work with immediate effect was quite a shock for Chipili Mulemfwe, former services delivery manager at the USAID Open doors project run by Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia.
34-year-old Thomas talks about the impact funding cuts have had on his role as a peer educator, and the reduction of outreach services within the wider community; particularly for those needing HIV health care.
When Joyce tested positive for HIV, she wasn't ready to start taking medication but with the help, guidance and support of Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ), she successfully started her treatment and began to feel happier about her situation. But now, the Global Gag Rule threatens her future.
For 50 years, the Planned Parenthood Association of Zambia (PPAZ) has provided sexual and reproductive health care, including contraception, safe abortion, HIV treatment. The reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule by the US administration has forced the organisation to shut down life-saving services to key populations.
Nursing Supervisor Ms. Lovely Yasmin is one of several staff members providing family planning, menstrual regulation, and post-procedure care services at Upzila Health Complex in Belkuchi, Bangladesh.
“After the menstrual regulations services I was prescribed a few medicines which I could not buy due to poor financial condition”
Shana Khatun decided to undergo menstrual regulation and received post-procedure care kit (Kit 8), that includes pain relief medicine. Alleviating the financial strain on her and her family.
Small scale innovation in Bangladesh during times of crisis: ensuring reproductive care to local communities
While abortion is considered illegal in Bangladesh, menstrual regulation, which has been a part of the country’s family planning program since 1979, is allowed up to 10–12 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.
Auliya Khatun decided to undergo menstrual regulation when she found out that she had unintentionally become pregnant again.
In Bangladesh menstrual regulation, the method of establishing non-pregnancy for a woman at risk of unintended pregnancy, has been a part of the country’s family planning program since 1979 and is allowed up to 10–12 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period.