Daan blogs from Haiti, where he and the team provide the most advanced emergency care for pregnant women in the country. He blogs about the fight to save mothers' lives, and the obstacles that mean this isn't always possible...
difficulties with travel
Our patients from the north of Yemen, especially Al-Qafla & Al-Asha districts, have unique challenges of lack of access and lack of transportation and antenatal care. These women who are often malnourished have higher incidents of malaria and anaemia. There are women who have had fourteen or fifteen pregnancies and this is an added complication.
"Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to malaria"