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Doctor's Quest: The Struggle for Mother and Child Health Around the Globe

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Recounting medical missions in half of the thirty countries in which she has worked for the past twenty-five years in Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific - from Darfur in Sudan to Papua New Guinea and Bhutan - Dr. Gretchen Roedde shares the grim reality of world politics and bureaucratic red tape on the front lines as a doctor in mother-and-child health and HIV/AIDS.

A Doctor's Quest

Synopsis:

Dr. Gretchen Roedde tells the stories of the hopes of village women in the developing world struggling to give birth safely. A Doctor's Quest

About the Author

Gretchen Roedde has worked as a public health doctor for the past 25 years in the developing world, specializing in mother and child health and HIV/AIDS. She is the mother of two and a practising family physician who lectures at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Dr. Roedde lives in Haileybury, Ontario.

Table of Contents

Introduction                                               

Beginnings                                           

Chapter One – I am Poor                                   

(Uganda, Sudan)

Chapter Two – I Do Not Have the Freedom That You Have as a Woman       

(Bangladesh, Nepal, Ghana)

Chapter Three – One Day My Child Was Playing, the Next Day He Had Died    

(Bangladesh, Ghana, Ethiopia)

Chapter Four – I Have No Education                           

(China, Botswana, Uganda)

Chapter Five – Why are Women Dying, Giving Life?                   

(Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Zambia, Tanzania, Papua

New Guinea)

Chapter Six – I am Tired of Seeing HIV as the Price of Wealth               

(Tanzania, Papua New Guinea)

Chapter Seven – Where Are Our Leaders? Why Have They Forgotten Us?       

(Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Global)

Chapter Eight – We Are Still Waiting                           

(Bangladesh)

Endings                                           

(Papua New Guinea)

White Mud Letter to a Dear Friend                               

(Papua New Guinea)

Timeline                                           

Author’s Biography                   

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781459706439
Subtitle:
The Struggle for Mother and Child Health Around the Globe
Author:
Roedde, Gretchen
Author:
Gretchen, Roedde
Author:
Evans, John
Author:
Evans, Dr. John
Author:
Evans John
Publisher:
Dundurn
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Medical
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Subject:
Maternal health
Subject:
Mortality rates
Subject:
milennium development goals
Subject:
child health
Subject:
Family planning.
Subject:
skilled attendance
Subject:
emergency obstetric care
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Gender.
Subject:
global women s health
Subject:
Reproductive health
Subject:
HIV/AIDS
Subject:
Governance
Subject:
third world corrupt
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Medical : Public Health
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20120908
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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