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This post was written by Dr. Shaun Morris from Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto who developed the Maternal and Neonatal Kit we are funding.
I’ve just returned home to Toronto from Pakistan. No matter how many times I fly around the world, it never ceases to amaze me how just a few hours on a plane can transport a person between two completely different worlds.
As was widely reported over the summer, Bangladesh is on the right track to achieve its millennium development goals, especially those relating to maternal and child mortality. In 9 years, Bangladesh managed to reduce maternal mortality by 40%, and reduce the mortality of children under 5 by 60%.
So, what did Bangladesh do to get where it is now, and can its South Asian neighbors learn anything from its journey?
“Why is childbirth such risky business in Africa?” asks Redi Thlabi in this episode of Al Jazeera’s South to North.
What makes this video particularly worth watching, you ask? Hands down Hans Rosling’s explanation of maternal mortality statistics using props, and an interesting debate on family planning. Rosling is unequivocally opposed to imposed family planning and much more in favour of educating young couples so they can make their own informed choices. He provides interesting and often little known examples – for example that of Sierra Leone, where young men are educated about contraceptives at “husband school”.
This post was written by Dr. Shaun Morris a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto who developed the Maternal and Newborn Kit Baby Hero is funding.