TAIWAN – The country no one is talking about – yet they’ve kept the virus at bay

“Taiwan is 81 miles off the coast of mainland China and was expected to have the second highest number of cases of Covid-19 due to its proximity to and number of flights between China. The country has 23 million citizens of which 850,000 reside in and 404,000 work in China. In 2019, 2.71 million visitors from the mainland travelled to Taiwan. As such, Taiwan has been on constant alert and ready to act on epidemics arising from … Continued

MOLDOVA – Reproductive Health Training Center (RHTC) telemedicine service

In partnership with the Safe Abortion Action Fund and supported by Options Canada, RHTC has set up a telemedicine abortion service in Moldova. For the past year, they have been preparing, obtaining pills and developing materials, particularly videos, for patients. The programme was ready to launch when the Covid-19 crisis hit. Their aim now is to work with the public health system to offer the service nationally. It works like this: women calculate how many … Continued

PHARMACIES FOR ABORTION PILLS

Pharmacies have long been a critical source of abortion pills, but… According to a study done in 2015, pharmacies in India have long been a critical source of abortion pills. Of 15.6 million abortions, 81% were with abortion pills, 14% surgical and 5% other methods. Of the surgical abortions, 75% were done in private facilities, and 25% in public facilities. Of abortions with pills, 91% took place outside facilities, 2% in public facilities and 7% … Continued

SOUTH AFRICA

Infographic: @maite_nkoana7 April 2020 Marion Stevens, director of the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition reports from a recent radio interviewand a Times Live article that clinics for both contraception and abortion remain open in South Africa with the support of Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, Commission for Gender Equality, who has said they are essential heath services.  On 10 March 2020, the SRJC organised an event for Abortion Provider Appreciation Day, where they honoured Dr Marijke Alblas, who at 76 … Continued

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