Uganda: Abortion – Management Policy Released but Clerics Cite Murder

By Lilian Namagembe
All Africa, Oct 20, 2016

The major causes of maternal mortality and morbidity in Uganda are well known. But action to address unsafe abortion -one of the four major direct causes of maternal mortality has been at the centre of debate in the recent weeks.

The Ministry of Health officials last month came under fire from religious leaders after releasing a post-abortion management policy detailing the circumstances under which medical workers can perform abortions, in hospitals.

Dr Anthony Mbonye, Director Health services (clinical and community), while releasing the new policy said it was intended to provide for a comprehensive management of post abortion complications and reduce death.
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Source: All Africa