Skip to comments.(Healthcare in Afghanistan) 'Donkey Ambulance' Rides To The Rescue Of Afghan Women In Labor
Posted on 10/01/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Afghanistan has some of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world, and a high concentration of donkeys.
Enter the maternity saddle -- a new invention that promises to carry women in labor across Afghanistan's difficult terrain so they can get the medical care they need.
The British charity HealthProm and designer Peter Muckle developed the inflatable donkey saddle to ease the burden on women about to give birth in remote areas of Afghanistan.
The lack of suitable transport in mountainous areas leads many pregnant women to opt against heading to health centers in favor of giving birth at home, raising the risks for both mother and child should complications arise.
According to Muckle, his invention provides a lightweight and comfortable way for women in labor to get the medical attention they need.
"HealthProm found that there was no comfortable way for women to travel in order to give birth," he says. "And they also found that if they did give birth in the health centers there was much more chance of them surviving."
The final version of the "donkey ambulance" was showcased during an exhibition of low-cost, frugal medical technology in London earlier this month.
Muckle pieced the saddle together using inflatable camping cushions, the armrest from an air bed, and part of an inflatable pool lounger.
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Thought that was the headless horseman for a second. Then I saw it had a head, but just merely hidden.
And in a couple of years, the standards our governmental health services will be down to those of Afghanistan
Ah, modern health care in Afghanistan, at least they’re making progress.
Yup. By the time Obamacare is done with destroying what’s left of the health care system we’ll envy the folks with the donkey.
at least they’ll have choices.
BTW, anyone thinking this is not going down the road of destroying family, tradition, gender difference and forced birth control and abortion are watching too much fox news and its comfortable rendition of opposition.
Any of those pundits going soft and going short term memory on what the Conservatives are trying to do need to be taken with a grain of salt.
Euthanasia is a small part of the horrors that the philosophy of BO Care maintains.
1400 years of Islam!