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Obstetrician Dr Steve Robson was on a plane, reading TIME magazine, when his life — and the lives of many others — changed forever.
Robson had come across a photo essay about a woman in a developing country who had died in childbirth.
“The photos just showed they couldn’t stop the bleeding and she died,” Robson recalled to The Huffington Post Australia.
Donations to a Canberra charity have helped turn Papua New Guinea’s shocking maternal death rate around. A new peer-reviewed medical study shows a simple and cost-effective initiative thought up by Australian doctor Barry Kirby and funded by local charity Send Hope Not Flowers is having “dramatic” impact in stopping mothers dying in childbirth.
Barry Kirby’s harrowing stories of his quest to curb the number of mothers dying during childbirth in Papua New Guinea have prompted an outpouring of donations, with one woman pledging to bequeath her house to the cause after the doctor’s National Press Club address on Wednesday.
Margie Abbott should use her position as wife of the prime minister to take action against the shockingly high levels of death in childbirth among women in Australia’s neighbouring countries, a doctor has told the National Press Club.