Improvement of availability and quality of safe abortion services discussed in Bishkek
Bishkek, Nov. 21, 2018. /Kabar/
A technical meeting on “Improvement of availability and quality of safe abortion services” is being held in Bishkek.
Experts told that despite the existence of safe, simple and effective interventions based on the principles of evidence-based medicine, almost 22 million unsafe abortions are performed annually, which continues to contribute considerably to the global burden of maternal morbidity and mortality.
In Kyrgyzstan, in 2015, the maternal mortality rate was the highest among the Central Asian countries, 6.3 times higher than in Kazakhstan, 2.4 times higher than in Tajikistan, 1.8 times higher than in Turkmenistan, and 2.1 times higher than in Uzbekistan.