Doctor Lowers Maternal Deaths in Papua New Guinea Province

Research reveals that an Australian doctor efforts have lowered a Papua New Guinea province's maternal death rate by nearly 80 percent.
In 2010 Barry Kirby conducted a study of all maternal deaths in Milne Bay province – where the rate is as high as 700. In response to his findings, he began a program of distributing essential items to expectant mothers and running education and training programs.
Peer-reviewed research shows Kirby’s baby bundle program had quote a “dramatic” effect.
In his research, Kirby travelled by boat to remote villages scattered throughout the province’s 160 islands to interview family members of women who had died during childbirth. Most of the mothers died of blood loss in their home because they did not go to a clinic for the birth.