Magnitude and severity of abortion-related complications and factors associated with severe and near miss events in four African humanitarian settings
Grant awarded: £521,367
Lead organisation: Ipas
Partnering organisations: Guttmacher Institute, MSF/Epicentre
Project length: 2018-2021
Study locations: TBD
Principal Investigator: Tamara Fetters
The study will describe and estimate the burden of all postabortion complications, particularly severe complications, near-miss complications and deaths, and factors associated with severe morbidity among women admitted for postabortion care (PAC) in four Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) facilities in Africa.
The research is expected to generate evidence highlighting the magnitude and severity of abortion-related complications and will provide extensive details on the trajectories that led women to experience severe and near-miss abortion-related complications in four African humanitarian settings. The research will highlight the challenges and barriers to health care experienced by women seeking PAC in these settings.