Monday, 15 March 2021
Press Release: New Zealand Government
Much-needed transformation of abortion services is a step closer, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall said.
In March last year, a new law was passed which decriminalised abortion and treats it as a health issue. Previously, the Ministry of Justice oversaw the administration of abortion services rather than the Ministry of Health.
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.
ACT Health Minister Meegan Fitzharris says review into abortion access ready next year
November 19 2017
The ACT government is reviewing barriers women may be facing when trying to access abortion services in Canberra.
It's part of a wider review into sexual and reproductive health services the government expects to be completed by mid-2018.
Continued at source: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-health-minister-meegan-fitzharris-says-review-into-abortion-access-ready-next-year-20171117-gznwy6.html