UK charities to train African midwives in emergency obstetric surgery

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 18 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4218
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

Midwives in Liberia and the Gambia will be trained to do emergency obstetric surgery, including caesarean sections, and nurses will be taught to act as anaesthetists, under a new initiative from three UK based international medical charities.

The move aims to tackle a severe shortage of doctors in the two sub-Saharan African countries and to cut numbers of women and babies dying or having complications in childbirth.

The charities, Maternal and Childhealth Advocacy …

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