According to the World Health Organization 830 women die every day around the globe from preventable causes relating to pregnancy and childbirth. Women in developing countries lack proper health care due to access to maternal services. Even if medical facilities are available, if the funds are not there for a woman and her family to pay, it is common her and her baby will be denied services. This may seem quite surprising for North Americans who take for granted what is considered a luxury for many around the globe. WHO argues that skilled care “before, during and after childbirth can save the lives of women and newborn babies.” Despite doctors and nurses pledge to never deny helping patients despite their financial circumstances, this is not always the case.But the hospital provides maternity healthcare to impoverished families in the large city.
Last year WHO recognized the hospital “as a role mode of the World Health Organization-Western Pacific Region Office for its essential newborn care programs, which have been proven to reduce infant morbidity and mortality.”
This woman came in seeking medical help.
Unfortunately, she did not have any money with her so she was denied medical care.
She began to give birth in the middle of the foyer.
Grabbing a towel to hold the baby while the woman screamed in pain.
If less time was spent finding out whether or not she had any money to pay for her hospital stay, the baby may have been born in a more ideal condition.
She was wringing in pain without the benefit of a doctor or a comfortable bed.
There was no one around to clean her up or offer her water.
The new mother did not even have the opportunity to kiss or hold her baby.
The mother appeared exhausted from the ordeal.
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