Pharmacy workers in Kenya need training and support on medical abortion information and referrals to prevent unsafe service provision
In Kenya, pharmacies often act as a point of information for women seeking abortion services, as they offer anonymity, easy access, and affordable services. This Briefing gives an overview of a study which interviewed pharmacy works in three cities about the medical abortion services they provide, and in which women pretending to seek abortion services investigated the counselling and medications they were offered. It is suggested that comprehensive training for pharmacy workers could improve the quality of MA provision and referrals, and help pharmacy workers identify opportunities to simultaneously provide clients with information on contraception and STI prevention.
Njunguru, J.; Finnie, A.; Footman, K.; Liambila, W.; Reiss, K. Pharmacy workers in Kenya need training and support on medical abortion information andreferrals to prevent unsafe service provision. Marie Stopes International, London, UK (2016) 2 oo pp.