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post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by mandam View Post
I do not but pampers, but I do however think that this program is something that could help people in a developing country. I think that we are fortunate to live in a country where clean water and decent health care available, but need to remember that other parts of the world are not as fortunate as we are. Tetanus is a terrible way to die.

Neonatal tetanus is responsible for 14% of infant deaths according to UNICEF and WHO. This is usually caused by an infection at the umbilical cord stump. This is most common in countries with little or no health care available. There has been success with routinely vaccinating pregnant women in several countries.

This is all detailed here
And instead of sending them vaccines we could send them sterile scissors and cord clamps. The problem is where the money is going. It could be spent in better ways. Tetanus is 1 infection. What about all the others they are getting from not having clean water and medical supplies.

I cd and even when I don't I don't buy pampers. So they aren't getting any $ from me.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Full Heart View Post
And instead of sending them vaccines we could send them sterile scissors and cord clamps. The problem is where the money is going. It could be spent in better ways. Tetanus is 1 infection. What about all the others they are getting from not having clean water and medical supplies.
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Well, and if we would have started training them not to pack the cord in mud after birth when we first started sending vaccines forty years ago...then that whole fruitful time would have already passed. The UNICEF document quoted earlier has three times as many maternal deaths from unclean birth resources than from tetanus.

And apparently the AIDS talk is working in Africa, they're using the data to prove that circumcision decreases HIV, so there must be a lot of GOOD data there, right?
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by Multimomma View Post
Well, and if we would have started training them not to pack the cord in mud after birth when we first started sending vaccines forty years ago.
Thats what I was thinking. How far would it go to teach 1 mw how to properly care for women and babies? Sad they are so narrow minded.
post #24 of 24
Uh, doesn't the vax take several days to work...by then the cord had dried up and fallen off allready....or are the vaxing women while they're pregnant??? to help the babies.
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