Dr. Mofokeng Calls for Department of Health Leadership

In an article about lack of access to abortion in public health facilities, GDC/South Africa co-lead doctor Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng expresses frustration that the government is willing to share information (statistics and risks) about unsafe abortions and even allocate funding to billboards and flyers opposing unsafe abortions, yet not provide a information about safe abortion or help ensure access to safe abortions.

“If you go on to the department’s website, there is no information about how or where women can go to have abortions. It is appalling that the department wants to talk about unsafe abortions when it cannot provide alternative facilities, resources and options.”

Advocating for access to safe reproductive health care.