Category: Health care delivery

President Trump Reinstates Mexico City Policy: What does this mean for Africa?

President Trump has reinstated the Mexico City Policy which prohibits international NGOs from receiving US federal funds if they perform abortion-related services. Trump’s expansion of the policy extends these restrictions to encompass not just family planning aid, but all global health assistance from the United States.

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Getting care to where it is needed; maternal health in Africa

The recently concluded millennium development goals (MDGs) have seen the suffering and deaths caused by preventable and treatable diseases significantly reduced. Over the last 15 years, life expectancy around the world has increased incredibly. In Africa, life expectancy has increased by 9.4 years. In spite of such achievements, inequality in terms of access to and quality of healthcare persists. The high rate of maternal deaths among African countries is a clear indication.

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Valuable discussions on guidelines development and implementation

On 24 February over 60 participants from sectors spanning the government, researchers and private health care gathered in Cape Town for the SAGE Guidelines Summit. The Summit provided a platform to discuss the development and implementation of guidelines in South Africa via multi-sectoral panels that discussed experiences and best practices in our setting.

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