Unsafe abortion burden a cost to public health care systems in Zambia

Unsafe abortion burden a cost to public health care systems in Zambia »

8 Aug, 2015
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A health research on unsafe abortion conducted by the University of Zambia (UNZA) in collaboration with the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) shows that to treat a case of unsafe abortion costs the country an estimated US$13.43. The Health System Costs of Unsafe and Safe Abortion research results show that the Zambian health system would save up to US$611,046 per year if each woman treated for a complication of unsafe abortion had instead accessed safe termination services.

Teenage pregnancy reaches an alarming rate

Teenage pregnancy reaches an alarming rate »

23 Jul, 2013
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Over 30 percent of 15-19 year old girls in Zambia have already been pregnant or have had a child according to a UN joint statement released. UN resident Co-ordinator Kanni Wignaraja said this was an alarming rate of pregnancy among adolescents and attributed it to early marriage and adolescent pregnancy.