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Castors Maternity in Bangui, Central African Republic, a conflict-affected urban setting – Results of the AMoCo study


Ipas, Médecins Sans Frontières, the Guttmacher Institute, Epicentre, and the Ministries of Health in Jigawa State, Nigeria, and the Central African Republic is happy to share its first published article from the Abortion-related Morbidity and Mortality in Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (AMoCo study). This study was conducted in two referral hospitals in two different types of fragile and conflict-affected settings: an urban setting in Bangui, Central African Republic, and a rural setting in Jigawa State, northern Nigeria.

The full-access research can be found here.

Additionally, synthesized and simpler summaries of this work written in French and English for external and internal partners can be downloaded below. This is one of a very small number of studies to explore near miss abortion-related morbidity and mortality in humanitarian settings, highlighting the extent of the consequences of unsafe abortion in these two hospitals serving people affected by war, migration, and recurrent natural disasters and contributing to a growing body of evidence that highlights the unique needs and consequences of the SRH needs of people affected by displacement.

Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.