Quality of Comprehensive Abortion Care – Turning Evidence and Guidelines into Practice in Kampala Uganda
KI researchers and KI-alumni organizes workshop: Quality of Comprehensive Abortion Care – Turning Evidence and Guidelines into Practice in Kampala Uganda
On 24-25 October 2017 the second workshop financed by Vetenskaprådet, was arranged at Fairway Hotel, Kampala Uganda.
The overall aim of the workshop was to create a platform for collaboration and capacity building within the area of comprehensive abortion care (CAC) including post-abortion care, and contraception in East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA). The workshop built on findings from the previous workshop which took place in March 2016, where barriers to implementing CAC in east Africa were identified. Both workshops strived to develop strategies for successful and sustainable implementation and scaling-up of services. There were around 60 participants from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Zambia, Ethiopia and Sweden.
The legal and social environment surrounding abortion is challenging in many of the countries in ECSA. A concrete and very promising outcome of the workshop was the formation of a regional platform for increased collaboration between researchers, policymakers, civil society, NGOs and clinicians in the region and north-south. A third workshop will be held in November 2018.
Organizers: Josaphat Byamugisha, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Amanda Cleeve, Susan Atuhairwe, Marie Klingberg-Allvin, Elin Larsson, Karin Emtell-Iwarsson, Annette Aronsson, Othman Kakaire from Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; Makerere University and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mulago Hospital, Uganda