Improved access to MVA
11th May 2009
Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) is used for treatment of incomplete abortion, first-trimester abortion, and endometrial biopsy. Manual Vacuum Aspiration instruments for obstetric complications are now available via UNFPA´s supply system, which has supply agreements in place to assist governments in procuring MVA for their RH/FP programs. If your organization is currently providing post-abortion care training, please contact your UNFPA office to see if they can collaborate with the ministry of health to obtain MVA supplies from UNFPA and ensure all training sites have sufficient MVA equipment. More information on MVA can be found here.