Monday, 22 February 2010

What about us

People usually choose what to do in life e.g to smoke, drink alcohol and so on. In Europe thus part of life lthough others do not smoking. Yes! it is their own choice , their own life and their own right to do what they want.People smoke everywhere in public places but "what about us" who do not smoke? Don,t we need respect too? it is our own choice not to smoke but we do it secondarily from our collegues who smoke. Policy makers, please look into such issues, everyone needs respect, let them smoke in defined places not in the streets it is HORRIBLE!!!!

BIG GAP!

"Poverty is pain" It affects all corners of success in life. Women cannot access health services because they cannot afford transportation to the hospital.Children whose parents are poor cannot go to school. Countries which are poor have got the worst maternal and infant morbidity and mortality rates.Guess what, SubSaharan Africa and Asia! The health systems usually have inadequate funding hence inadequate resources both human and material.My being to Scandinavia, has taught me that there is a big gap betwen the South and the North.Hospital equipment is more than what is needed and there is good number of midwives, professors, doctors and specialists. Poverty is indeed pain for it closes all doors of success in life!! No woman has died during my one year stay at KK which shows how good perinatal health care is starting from antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum.This is achievable with good health care delivery systems with adequate funds for running of health services, good policies, good communication, transportation and referral systems and good data management systems, Poverty is indeed pain!

High work load

No wonder it is impossible to satisfy the women's need for quality care which they deserve.Delivering over 12,000 deliveries annually is the true story of Bwaila hospital. Being a public hospital, obstetric complications e.g ruptured uterus , postpartum haemorrhage, and obstructed labour are the talk of every day life.I salute the midwives , clinical officers and doctors for the wonderful job that they do depite all the challenges e.g, shortage of staff and equipment. They usually stretch themselves to deliver what they can.A midwife usually delivers more than 7 babies or more per shift but she also has to take care of other women with different problems.No wonder the midwives are so exhausted , their morale is down and sometimes loose their temper.Talking of night duty , Herregud! 4.30pm-7.30am, how can such a midwife deliver quality care?? It is just too much for the midwives!!!the work load is too much.