A Gift for New Mothers

Newsletter No 19

In partnership with Popondetta General Hospital, OCDP has begun providing new mothers at the hospital with a baby blanket and baby hat.

Many women who choose to deliver at Popondetta General come with very little. As a ‘gift’ for delivering in a safe environment with trained medical professionals, a mother receives a brand new blanket and baby hat.

The maternal death rate in PNG is one of the highest in the world. OCDP conducts training sessions for midwives at Popondetta General Hospital as well as outlying health centres, on neonatal resuscitation techniques for resource-limited areas.


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