Posted by in Gender Equity, News on December 18, 2017

Report Finds Disturbing Gaps in Services for Sexual Violence Survivors in South Africa

South Africa — Nearly three-quarters of public health facilities in South Africa designated to provide services to survivors of sexual violence are unable to provide all the components of medical or clinical forensic care, according to a new report released today by the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Findings from a national telephonic mapping of services suggest that urgent action is needed by the Department of Health (DoH) so that health care can be accessed by the hundreds of thousands* of people each year who experience sexual violence in South Africa.

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Source: Allafrica


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