A Doctor'S Quest (eBook)
The Struggle For Mother-And-Child Health Around The Globe
de Gretchen Roedde
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A doctor grapples with the challenges of mother-and-child health in the developing world.
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 Doctors Quest tells the stories of the hopes of village women struggling to give birth safely, their often corrupt leaders, and countries trying to bring evil despots to justice. The book analyzes the slow progress in global maternal health, contrasting the affluence of the few with the precarious hold on survival of the worlds poorest, where economic realities force families to sell young girls into marriage at the age of thirteen to face higher risk of death from early child-bearing.