UGANDA – Experts call for safe abortion as part of essential health package for women

“When the doctor told me that we needed to discuss the results of my pregnancy test, I already knew I was pregnant; because I was just recovering from rape.” It was hard for her to accept the news, since she saw this as an end to her dream of becoming a teacher. I knew, without doubt, that I would be expelled from school and banished from home by my parents. I spent days in agony, … Continued

COMMISSION ON STATUS OF WOMEN / UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE – Anti-abortion attempts to sabotage CSW and other high-level meetings

Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has been a major focus of those involved in health systems and health systems financing for many years now. That work is about to come to fruition. A one-day, high-level meeting is scheduled for 23 September 2019 in New York City, the day before the UN General Assembly opens. It will focus on the theme: ‘UHC: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World’. It will approve a “concise and action-oriented political … Continued

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