Kenya: Boosting Contraceptive Use to Cut Unsafe AbortionsAccording one of the only studies available on the subject, some 300,000 Kenyan women and girls procure abortions each year - 20,000 of which lead to hospitalization as a result of abortion-related complications.
UNIRIN, 3 October 2012
A year ago, when Peggy*, 23, became pregnant, her boyfriend abandoned her. Unemployed and already a single mother, she decided to terminate the pregnancy - and she nearly died in… Read more »
A woman in labor and hours from a hospital must give birth in her home.
Zimbabwe: When Birth Can Be a Death Sentence
The Herald, 4 October 2012
"My complicated pregnancy could have killed my triplets or me and today someone would have been narrating my story. "I could have been a maternal death statistic had I stayed at… Read more »
The Star, 3 October 2012
A pastor at Kyuso district in Kitui county is on the run after police linked him to the death of a form four student after a botched abortion last month. Read more »
Morocco: Abortion Boat Sets Sail for Morocco
RNW Africa, 1 October 2012
The 'abortion boat' is setting sail for the Arab world for the first time. Dutch organisation Women on Waves is launching a campaign in Morocco this week, in cooperation with local… Read more »
Focus, 1 October 2012
Last week, Rwanda hosted a consultative meeting with African parliamentarians on International Conference on Population Development (ICDP) and Millennium Development Goals. Read more »
Daily News, 26 September 2012
FOR the first time, district councils will be obliged to allocate money for contraceptives and all family planning facilities in the 2013/2014 budget, Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda… Read more »