International Women's Health Seminar
29 April, 2016
Ka3.403, Deakin University Waurn Ponds Campus
Deakin University Medical Students' Association (MeDUSA)
Last year, 300 000 women died from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of these occurred in low-resource settings. Causes of maternal death in low-resource settings include sepsis, haemorrhage and eclampsia. These causes are well understood. Treatments exist. These deaths are, in principle, preventable. So why do women continue to die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth? And what can be done? This interactive seminar will introduce you to the challenges of ending preventable maternal mortality and what you could do to help.
Jeremy Chin is a Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. His interests lie in global health, particularly health inequalities faced by women in low resource setttings. He is an Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics instructor, has taught in both high and low-resource settings and will be working in Laos later this year as an educator with the University of Health Sciences. He is currently completing a Diploma of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Low Resource Settings at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (UK) and co-authoring a systematic review on Emergency Obstetric Care Training in Low Resource Settings.