Safer births mark nation’s new start
By volunteering abroad an Australian nurse and midwife will begin documenting the health of women in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. By Linda Belardi.
Rebeccah Bartlett is preparing to embark on a journey of a lifetime. With an academic background in genocide studies and human rights, she is preparing for a trip to Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo later this year to examine the health needs of the local women. In particular, Bartlett says she'll be working with rape victims to assess their mental and reproductive health following both the genocide in Rwanda and the current civil war in the Congo. "I'll be looking at what kind of health services are available to women who potentially become pregnant or contract HIV from their...
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