BURUNDI: SFBLSP

 SFBLSP Backstreet abortion a reality in Burundi: report of a survey  The group Solidarité des Femmes Burundaises pour la Lutte contre le SIDA et le Paludisme (SFBLSP Burundi) celebrated 28 September by reporting on a survey they conducted in four provinces of the country, including Bubanza, Cibitoke, Bujumbura and Bujumbura city. It found that the numbers of unsafe abortions is increasing year after year with serious consequences. The figures come from different health centres; the … Continued

Debate on achieving reproductive health in relation to abortion at TICAH, Kenya

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In Kenya, abortion is illegal unless it is authorised by a qualified health official when the health or life of the woman is at risk. In 2012, about 120,000 women were admitted to public hospitals and health centres for abortion-related complications, according to the Health Ministry, and an estimated 266 Kenyan women die per 100,000 unsafe abortions annually.

It is not possible to reduce maternal mortality in Africa without making abortions safe

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Not long after the Malawi Council of Churches expressed optimism that the faith community in Malawi would endorse the safe abortion bill waiting to be tabled in the country’s Parliament, doctors in the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship in Malawi urged government to critically reassess the proposed bill and stop its passage through Parliament.

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