Monday, October 11, 2010
And last but not least
It is late, 11:24 actually. I have 6 minutes to write something I would like to spend so long on. About 95% of the kids are at Kaziba because their mothers died in childbirth. I start to really think about this. And I want to do something about it. I want to learn what I can do to decrease the number of women who die in childbirth. Mothers do not easily give up their children. Here or anywhere. Out of 180 countries ranked in a recent Lancet article about maternal mortality, DRC was in the top 150 (I will get this reference and add it tomorrow). 50% of the maternal deaths were in 6 countries (DRC being one of the six). I think my girls would want me to do something about this, I owe it to their mama. I think, that if Tumaini gets off the ground, there will be a component dedicated to helping the Kaziba hospital (as it is the reference hospital in the area) do something to decrease the numbers of women who die in birth and leave their baby orphaned. 11:28, time to shut down.