Giving birth in PNG

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 25 June 2015

12 mins

When women in Australia give birth, they don't have to walk kilometres to the nearest hospital. 

The vast majority will have the help of a midwife or doctor.

This is not the case in Papua New Guinea, where the maternal mortality rate is among the highest in the world.

GUEST: Felicity Copeland, midwife and lecturer at the Univeristy of Technology Sydney, for the last five years she has travelled to PNG helping with maternal health

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