UK aid to help prevent unsafe abortions

UK aid to help prevent unsafe abortions
New UK aid funding will help prevent deaths from unsafe abortion around the world.

Published 18 July 2019
From: Department for International Development and Baroness Sugg CBE

New UK aid support for the Safe Abortion Action Fund (SAAF) will give some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women and girls access to safe abortion.

It will also give urgent care and counselling for women dealing with the often devastating consequences of unsafe abortion and improve their access to contraception and family planning services.

Continued: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-aid-to-help-prevent-unsafe-abortions


We must hold the line against the rollback of women’s rights

We must hold the line against the rollback of women’s rights

Baroness Sugg
18 July 2019

Anne* was 14 years old when she was raped walking to visit her grandmother. When she missed her period, she realised she was pregnant. Her grandmother took her to a local herbalist who gave her some herbs to induce an abortion. Anne started bleeding heavily.

Luckily a counsellor arrived, explained what was happening and told her grandmother Anne needed to be rushed to a health centre, where her life was saved.

Continued: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/women-and-girls/must-hold-line-against-rollback-womens-rights/


New report details the devastating impact of President Trump’s Global Gag Rule

New report details the devastating impact of President Trump’s Global Gag Rule

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Experts at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference discuss the impact of US funding restrictions and the need for data-driven programs and policies to increase access to safe abortion

(Vancouver, Canada) – A new report released today at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference reveals that the Global Gag Rule is reducing the quality and availability of care, particularly for marginalized communities, in four countries studied. Advocates, researchers and implementing partners discussed the findings from the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) detailing the effects of the expanded US Global Gag Rule, as well as a new evidence-gathering initiative by several partner organizations designed to increase access to safe abortion.

Continued: https://mailchi.mp/0789a23add38/press-releaseglobal-gag-rule-expansion-and-the-future-of-us-global-health-policy?e=695642389f


Malawi: Rural Women Groups in Malawi Back Proposed Abortion Law

Malawi: Rural Women Groups in Malawi Back Proposed Abortion Law

20 July 2018

The statistics are staggering. Over 141,000 women and girls induce abortions unsafely in Malawi with about half of them suffering from complications. AKWETE SANDE writes on how rural SRHR women groups are supporting the enactment of the proposed Termination of Pregnancy Bill.

Mention the word abortion and the reactions you get are diverse. For some emotions run high. For others, religious dogma creeps in. And for some, facts do no matter. Usually, truth suffers.

Continued: https://allafrica.com/stories/201807200158.html


Ghana: Make safe abortion accessible – CEO of Global Media Foundation

Health News of Monday, 3 October 2016

Source: Pat Aboagyewaa

The Founder/CEO of Global Media Foundation, Raphael Godlove Ahenu has called on world leaders to make safe abortion accessible and available to every woman who requests for it, thereby eliminating unsafe abortion.

According to him, research has shown how high the costs are to the public health systems for treating complications of unsafe abortion, which would disappear if women were providing safe abortions services.

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Source: GhanaWeb.com