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Global day of action for access to safe and legal abortion, Kisumu County, Kenya
Marking the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion in Kisumu County in partnership with KMET. It is believed that nearly 50,000 women die each year after undergoing unsafe abortions performed by an unskilled practitioner, or in less sanitary conditions. Failure to provide adequate access to services for termination of unplanned pregnancy will lead to the teenage moms seeking for services elsewhere. Unsafe abortion is one of the big 5 contributors of maternal mortality i.e. Post-partum/ante partum hemorrhage, obstructed labor, sepsis, and eclampsia/preclampsia.
Preventive measures such as contraception, combined prevention package for ASRH, age appropriate comprehensive sexuality education, multisectoral collaboration of all the stakeholders is key in addressing unsafe abortion.
For us, Everyday is September 28th because Every Second Matters.