MSF Stories from the Field: Flowa Houldsworth
Bombs Bullets and Babies:
The presentation visits two countries, South Sudan and Afghanistan who have experienced conflict for years. The on-going conflcts have had an detrimental effect on both maternal and child healthcare. Poor or no access to safe health facilities, shortage of supplies and constant fleeing from makeshift homes to safe places have all compounded the constant problem of insecurity. MSF has been working in both countries for over 30years implementing the only free healthcare available in the remote districts, where infant and maternal deaths are amongst the highest in the world.
South Sudan: 2327 deaths per 100,000 live births.
Afghanistan: 638per 100,000 live births.
If time permist we may quickly discuss the impact of Ebola on maternal mortality in West Africa