INVITATION: Roundtable discussion on access to safe termination of pregnancy

Friday, March 3, 2017 — South Africa

Ahead of International Women’s Day, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), invites you to join us and respected Sexual Reproductive Health experts to discuss the implications the new US administration’s Global Gag rule will have on the health and survival of women in developing countries. Our panellists will also share insights on the state of termination of pregnancy (ToP) in South Africa and increasing knowledge levels on seeking safe ToP.

This roundtable will be chaired by medical professional and influencer Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, a founding member of the Sexual Reproductive Rights & Justice Coalition – a civil society movement of activists, researchers, and service providers.

DATE:    Tuesday, 07 March 2017

TIME:    from 10h00 for 10:30 until 13:00

VENUE: Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa office
7th Floor, Zurich House, 70 Fox Street, Marshalltown,
Johannesburg, South Africa 

RSVP:    By Friday, 03 March 2017

SPEAKERS:        

Lucy O’Connell, MSF’s focal point for most-at-risk-populations in Southern Africa

  • Link between Family Planning services and ToP
  • Underserved populations and their needs for ToP

Tshego Bessenaar, senior project manager/branch manager (IBIS Reproductive Health)

  • Key findings from recent ToP research findings by IBIS in South Africa
  • Issues of social stigma about ToP services and young men’s perception of ToP

Zani Prinsloo, midwife, MSF

  • The health impacts of access to safe ToP and referral systems in different countries where MSF works

NOTE:

SECURE AND CONVENIENT UNDERGROUND PARKING WILL BE PROVIDED AT 60 MAIN STREET. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU WILL LOSE MOBILE PHONE CONNECTIVITY WHEN UNDERGROUND, SIGNAL WILL RETURN ONCE YOU’RE ABOVE GROUND.