Supporting expanded roles for abortion services by healthcare workers (SERAH): Collective action towards the new WHO guideline

This interactive session at Women Deliver highlighted the new WHO guideline, Health worker roles in providing safe abortion care and post-abortion contraception, and introduced SERAH, a working group taking collective action towards its dissemination and implementation. Panelists shared country case studies of task-sharing in abortion in Colombia, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, and Nepal. Audience members were engaged to share stories about efforts to expand provider roles in settings globally.The SERAH working group currently includes representatives of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), Gynuity Health Projects, Ibis Reproductive Health, International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Ipas Global, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Marie Stopes International (MSI), Pathfinder International, and Population Services International (PSI).