On the 15-16 April 2019, the Groupe Tawhida Ben Cheikh, Tunisia, with funding from the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion and the Safe Abortion Action Fund, brought together 17 NGO representatives from eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to discuss regional advocacy strategy on safe abortion and capacity building.
Updates to the mifepristone-misoprostol combi-pack listing include: Mifepristone-misoprostol have been moved from the Complementary List to the Core Model List of Essential Medicines. An asterisk has been removed that stated that close medical supervision is required for administration of mifepristone-misoprostol for medical abortion. Dosage form included for the combi-pack containing: mifepristone 200 milligram tablet  and misoprostol 200 microgram tablet . Not changed in new list: The statement “where permitted under national law and where … Continued
Medical Students for Choice is a network of over 10,000 medical students and residents around the world. In Rwanda, a 4th year medical student at the University of Rwanda recalls that since childhood, she has been hearing elders describe abortion as a crime and a taboo, and has shied away whenever the subject comes up among her peers, most of whom she says feel the same. As a result of such experiences, in 2012, a … Continued
Razem’s National Council has joined the Alliance of the Democratic Left and the Greens to work together in support of a political initiative for the liberalisation of abortion in the next parliamentary term.
On 19 June 2019, in Ouangolodougou, the Ivorian Association for Family Welfare (AIBEF) presented a plea for the legalisation of abortion in order to promote the free access of the people to quality of care in the respect of sexual rights without discrimination. AIBEF’s executive director, Dr Allo Richard, said that the high mortality rate among pregnant women is due to unsafe abortions. He called for legalising abortion to allow all women without exception to … Continued