According to the World Health Organization (WHO), access to trained nursing personnel has a direct correlation with the survival rate among women giving birth and their babies. The Swedish aid organization, Sida, is therefore promoting the education programme “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” to improve the skills of midwives, obstetricians and gynaecologists in developing countries. Here theory is interwoven with practice. From education strategies to definite methods that may save the life of a woman giving birth when it is several days’ journey to the nearest hospital and resources are few.
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All articles and photos by Anna Gianuzzi
The lecturers Jerker Liljestrand and Karen Odberg Pettersson have great international experience and have worked in several developing countries.