Save 2 lives with one operation
Happy New Year and a very big thank you to our donors from 2016. At SMRU helping mums have safe delivery (referring 5-6% for c.section) is complemented by counseling and providing women with effective family planning. One of the greatest concerns of doctors working on the border for Myanmar women is that one c.section puts the woman at risk for the her next delivery. In Thailand the option of a second c.section is routine but a Myanmar woman may not be able to access or afford hospital services. Your support brings a clear benefit to women and babies who really need this life saving operation.
If you care about ending malaria, if you care about truly real and genuine people whose spirit and work are impacting the world in beautiful ways, please consider supporting Dr Rose's campaign. I can say without hesitation that she will make sure every dollar donated is used in the best way possible. I've been a fan of her unsung work for years and can't imagine a better person to support.
Dear Dr Wenn Chyau and all our donors, Thanks so much for your help! Wenn-Chyau, it means so much to us when people who have collaborated with us in research also join with us to provide the humanitarian care! You know the challenges we face and the strength and resilience of the people we work with!
#safebirth is not just safe delivery but helping women to understand family planning choices. What family planning choices would you make in a refugee camp? From 1993 to 1996 one in five infants died before their first birthday (PMID:14584386). Here is a story over 20 years of the choices available and the choices women made in Maela Refugee camp on the Thailand-Myanmar border (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172007). It is also a story of collaboration and trust with Thai, expatriate and Myanmar colleagues at #PPAT, #SMRU and the women in the camp. Don't give up on us - your donations are very important to women on the Thailand-Myanmar border.