Unsafe abortion complications eat into health budget
Money spent on treating these complications could have been used to provide family planning services
by Daniel Otieno, Star Blogs
18 June 2019
Treatment of complications of unsafe abortion consumes a disproportionate amount of health systems resources in Kenya including staff time and acquisition of medical supplies.
Last year, severe complications from unsafe abortion accounted for 54 per cent of the total health costs. Post-abortion care also consumes a significant amount of resources that would otherwise be spent on other areas of health including reproductive, maternal and child health.