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17 August 2014


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Great story, hence it needs to be told in parliament. Billions for flyovers, superhighways, freeways etc. Yet rural health is still in despair.

Mother in labour, baby in breech footling position, OIC for clinic absent, no supervisors, 3 hour dinghy ride in high seas and delivery of the baby and care for the mother of the baby one hour into the ride by Margaret an undergraduate, who is not used to the sea... Brave, courageous and a job seriously well done. She (Margaret) has earned herself experience and a certain amount of confidence. Great story.

Being a highlander and delivering baby especially when it was a breach birth is quite a feat. Well done, Margaret!

A good human story that touches at the core of one of the fundamental development challenges that face us as a country.

Thank you for telling it and thanks to the people who are behind the story.

It should highlight the predicaments that rural mothers and their children and the efforts to address them.


Well done indeed. Breach birth in PNG without a doctor is almost always fatal and Margaret's achievement in saving the life of her young patient must be highly commended.

Thank you Keith for carrying this story which helps highlight the high risk associated with childbirth in rural PNG and points to the urgent need to train more paramedics in our country.

Well done, Margaret. And kudos to those who trained you to be ready for just such an occasion.

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