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Editors’ Choice: Africa and Women’s Health

Citation

Thorp, John M., Jr. & Steer, Philip (2012). Editors’ Choice: Africa and Women’s Health. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 119(9), i-ii.

Abstract

I am writing my editor’s choice from the maternity hospital at Bwaila in Lilongwe, Malawi. Between 15 000 and 16 000 babies are born here each year and the understaffed unit (only one obstetric consultant) fight valiantly each day to reverse the ever surging tide of obstructed labour. Obstructed labour, when prolonged, results in an array of acute problems such as uterine rupture (of which we have repaired many during my 10 days here) and postpartum haemorrhage, and the chronic sequelae include obstetric fistulae.

URL

https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2012.03439.x

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2012

Journal Title

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Author(s)

Thorp, John M., Jr.
Steer, Philip