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Partners: Consortia & Working Groups

American Society for Emergency Contraception (ASEC)

ASEC, founded in 1997, is a voluntary collaboration of organizations that aims to improve women’s access to emergency contraception in the U.S. ASEC serves as a source of information on EC for the media and others, as a watchdog for inaccurate or biased articles in the press and responds to such articles with accurate letters to the editor.

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Asia Safe Abortion Partnership

The Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) was formed in March, 2008, to promote, protect and advance women’s sexual and reproductive rights and health in Asia by reducing unsafe abortion and its complications and where it is legal, by promoting access to comprehensive safe abortion services.

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CLACAI - Consorcio Latinoamericano contra el Aborto Inseguro

The Latin American Consortium against Unsafe Abortion (CLACAI in Spanish) was created in 2005 to promote safe abortion services in the Latin American region, with an emphasis on the use of medical abortion technology. The objectives of the Consortium are to exchange information among members, strengthen advocacy, research and IEC activities, and support safe service provision.

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International Consortium for Emergency Contraception

ICEC, bringing together over 30 internationally respected organizations working in the field of family planning, aims to expand access to and ensure safe and locally appropriate use of emergency contraception worldwide.

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International Consortium for Medical Abortion (ICMA)

ICMA aims to promote access to medical abortion within the framework of support for safe abortion worldwide. The consortium works to achieve this by advocating for the incorporation of medical abortion services into sexual and reproductive health programs, supporting innovative mechanisms to make high quality products for medical abortion widely available and affordable and making recommendations on programmatic and research needs.

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Maternal Health Task Force

The Maternal Health Task Force contributes to shaping collective efforts to improve maternal health worldwide. EngenderHealth brings together existing maternal health networks and engages new organizations to facilitate global coordination of maternal health programs.

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Misoprostol Alone Working Group

The Misoprostol Alone Working Group was formed in early 2006 in response to an emerging awareness of women’s self-use of misoprostol for abortion in many Latin American countries and in the U.S., particularly among Latina immigrants. Convened by the Abortion Access Project, Gynuity Health Projects, Ibis Reproductive Health and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the working group serves as a forum for shared learning and discussion among participants regarding a range of issues relating to the use of misoprostol for abortion.

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Over the Counter Oral Contraception (OTC OC) Initiative

The OTC OC Initiative is a working group, initiated in 2004, of national NGOs and donors lead by Ibis Reproductive Health, to examine the issues and coordinate strategies for making OCs available over-the-counter (OTC) in the United States.

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Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

PMNHC, launched in September 2005, unites developing and donor countries, UN agencies, professional associations, academic and research institutions, foundations, and NGOs to intensify and harmonize national, regional and global progress towards the UN Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5.

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Postabortion Care (PAC) Consortium

The Postabortion Care (PAC) Consortium was formed over a decade ago to sound an alarm within the reproductive health community about the need to effectively treat complications of miscarriage and incomplete abortion in order to reduce maternal mortality worldwide, and to promote PAC as an effective strategy for addressing this pressing global problem. The PAC Consortium supports a comprehensive public health model of Five Essential Elements of Postabortion Care: community and service provider partnerships, counseling, treatment, contraceptive and family planning services, and reproductive and other health services.

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Prevention of Postpartum Hemorrhage Initiative (POPPHI) Working Group

POPPHI is a USAID-funded partnership of PATH, RTI International, and EngenderHealth. The objective of POPPHI is to expand the use of active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL) for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) at the facility and community level, and to make uterotonic drugs and devices available at low cost to countries.

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