Mayor Bloomberg: "No woman should die giving birth."
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|Fri, 10-05-2012 - 1:49pm|
Mayor Bloomberg has announced an $8 million investment to help women in Tanzania that he hopes will serve as a blueprint for other developing nations: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/05/mayor-bloomberg-no-woman-should-die-giving-birth.html
From the article:
- ...we have upgraded and equipped existing village-level health centers so they can conduct comprehensive emergency obstetric care. We have constructed operating rooms in nine remote health centers, shortening the distance women must travel for care, including safe Caesarean sections. Second, the program has so far trained more than 100 nonphysicians in the most remote areas of Tanzania to perform lifesaving obstetric procedures. These assistant medical officers and nurse midwives are located in rural areas where doctors are rare and obstetricians are almost nonexistent.
This looks like a step in the right direction.