A little help from my friends: caring for premature babies in a war zone

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/305901
Title:
A little help from my friends: caring for premature babies in a war zone
Authors:
Harris, H
Journal:
International Breastfeeding Journal
Abstract:
This paper is a narrative of some aspects of my work as a midwife with Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in West Africa. I was situated in an isolated north-western regional hospital in an area under rebel military control in 2004-2005 in the Côte d'Ivoire during the civil war which divides the north and south of the country. Access to health care is severely curtailed in this politically unstable environment resulting in much avoidable illness including many premature births. It is a short account of methods used to care for premature babies in a resource poor setting. Equipment was basic, necessitating a creative use of available resources. Providing warmth, oxygen and adequate feeding were often sufficient for a successful outcome for many premature babies. This paper is a combination of descriptions of health care interspersed with case studies.
Affiliation:
Birralee Maternity Unit, Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, Australia. sadiechild@yahoo.co.uk
Publisher:
BioMed Central Ltd
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/305901
DOI:
10.1186/1746-4358-2-3
PubMed ID:
17274826
Language:
en
ISSN:
1746-4358
Appears in Collections:
Paediatrics

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Hen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-28T14:29:09Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-28T14:29:09Z-
dc.date.issued2007-02-03-
dc.identifier.citationA little help from my friends: caring for premature babies in a war zone. 2007, 2:3 Int Breastfeed Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1746-4358-
dc.identifier.pmid17274826-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1746-4358-2-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/305901-
dc.description.abstractThis paper is a narrative of some aspects of my work as a midwife with Médecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in West Africa. I was situated in an isolated north-western regional hospital in an area under rebel military control in 2004-2005 in the Côte d'Ivoire during the civil war which divides the north and south of the country. Access to health care is severely curtailed in this politically unstable environment resulting in much avoidable illness including many premature births. It is a short account of methods used to care for premature babies in a resource poor setting. Equipment was basic, necessitating a creative use of available resources. Providing warmth, oxygen and adequate feeding were often sufficient for a successful outcome for many premature babies. This paper is a combination of descriptions of health care interspersed with case studies.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBioMed Central Ltden_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Breastfeeding Journalen_GB
dc.subjectArmed Conflicten_GB
dc.subjectMaternal Care/Women's Healthen_GB
dc.titleA little help from my friends: caring for premature babies in a war zoneen
dc.contributor.departmentBirralee Maternity Unit, Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, Australia. sadiechild@yahoo.co.uken_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational Breastfeeding Journalen_GB

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