Reproductive health and the politics of abortion in Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania Organized by Astrid Blystad, Karen Marie Moland, Haldis Haukanes, Getnet TadeleInternational Journal for Equity in Heath From the Introduction The papers in this thematic collection spring out of a comparative and transnational research endeavor on competing normative processes and discourses on abortion and fertility control. The project investigated how international initiatives and national policies articulate with local moralities and practices related to fertility control … Continued
Here are eight reports in brief from the Vatican, Uganda, Tanzania, Malaysia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Ireland and USA on abortion law and policy issues.
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
According to a UNFPA report, a sixth of Tanzania’s female population aged 15–19 have fallen pregnant. In Tanzania, girls who fall pregnant are forced to leave school. This situation got even worse in March 2018 when five schoolgirls, along with their parents, were arrested because the girls had fallen pregnant, although they were then released on bail. The boys involved ran away and were also being hunted down. These arrests follow an order issued by … Continued
There are critical gaps in the provision of post-abortion care at all facilities that offer delivery services. In seven (70%) of ten countries, less than 10% of primary-level facilities could provide basic post-abortion care, and in eight (80%) of ten countries less than 40% of referral-level facilities could provide comprehensive post-abortion care. In no country could all referral facilities provide all the essential services that need to be included in basic post-abortion care.