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· April, 2015

Stories about Health from April, 2015

‘Nappies in Adolescence': Alarming Number of Pregnant Teens in Venezuela

  28 April 2015

Desireé Lozano, blogging for Voces Visibles, urges attention be paid to the extremely high rate of teenage pregnancies in Venezuela, where 25% of the pregnancies are among young people, and the lack of an appropriate public policy to counter this phenomenon and its repercussions. Venezuelan statistics are the highest in South America...

Ecuador's Creeping Criminalization of Abortion

  13 April 2015

Marita Seara, blogging for Voces Visibles, warns about the growing criminalization of abortion in Ecuador, one of the most difficult countries in Latin America for women to obtain an abortion, second only to Venezuela.  Hay dos únicos casos en los cuales es permitido el aborto: cuando corre peligro la vida...

Photos and Video of Sierra Leone’s 3 Day Lock Down

  1 April 2015

Michael Duff shares eyewitness accounts of Sierra Leone's 3 day lock down that was introduced to fight ebola: Sierra Leoneans can breathe a sigh of relief today as citizens in the capital city and in the North of the country who were under a 3 day government mandated stay at...

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