Friday, 4 August 2017

Every Second Minute - Every Second Matters...

Warning If you are at all squeamish, don't click on the link to the video.  But if you are able, watch it and rejoice that doctors in Massachusetts [which is a relatively wealthy part of the world] have come up with a simple idea, to save the lives of new mothers among the poorest nations. A technique which is easily replicated, and able to be used in the most basic conditions.

I found this brief BBC video so encouraging. Every second minute of the day, a woman somewhere in the world dies in pregnancy or childbirth. This simple kit - costing pence [less than $5], in comparison to the $400 price tag for a similar kit from some pharmaceutical companies, is really making a difference in Africa. Unicef and other agencies have taken up this system, and are training midwives and medical personnel to use it to save lives.
"Every Second Matters- Uterine Balloon Tamponade" is rather a long name. But this simple ESM-UBT kit is successful, 97% of the time, in saving the life of a mother with post-partum haemorrhage.
Psalm 127:3 says
"Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a real blessing"
- it is even more of a blessing when both child and mother are safe and well.

1 comment:

  1. Truly wonderful. Such a simple solution.
    It's appalling that so many women still die in childbirth.


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