UK charities to train African midwives in emergency obstetric surgeryBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4218 (Published 18 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4218
- Clare Dyer
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 …