Stakeholders’ event on reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity in Tanzania Unsafe abortions, the second leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity in Tanzania, are preventable. The photo is of participants at a stakeholders’ event on reducing maternal mortality and morbidity in Tanzania. @wgnrr_africa @PathfinderInt @kividea_tz @mariestopestz @PSIimpact @HakizetuTZ @UMATItz @amplifyfund

SOUTH AFRICA – 43 narratives of sex workers’ experiences of abortion

The Sexual & Reproductive Justice Coalition conducted research with @MYRIGHTTOCHOICE which was presented at their South Africa public heath conference on 17 September. They highlighted these stories on abortion gathered through body mapping of accessing SRHR services – informal and formal – with some of the graphics of the sex workers’ paintings. 


“Dumped babies are just the tip of the iceberg”: the consequences of curbing reproductive rights It’s a hot mid-August morning, and Lydia Wambui’s bright green overalls are soaked. She’s standing knee-deep in Nairobi River, using a metal rod to catch rubbish lazily flowing down its murky waters. “Sewage, bottle-tops, needles – people chuck everything in here,” she says. “We also keep finding babies.” Two months earlier, the 37-year-old volunteer spotted a blue plastic bag amongst … Continued

UGANDA – CEHURD: Multi-sectoral Dialogue on Teenage Pregnancy, Unsafe Abortion and Maternal Health

Prof. Ben Twinomugisha is an advocate for safe and legal abortion in Uganda. He delivered the keynote address at the multi-sectoral dialogue on #TeenagePregnancy #UnsafeAbortion and #MaternalHealth in Uganda for International Safe Abortion Day. He said that the strongest opposition to #Abortion comes from the Roman Catholic Church. #MaternalHealth is protected under the national, regional and international laws. The #MaputoProtocol, which has been ratified by Uganda, is one of them. Source: @CSMMUA

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