Video Duration 25 minutes 30 seconds
From: 101 East

PNG’s Bundles of Joy

We follow a medical team on Papua New Guinea’s remote islands working to reduce the rate of deaths during childbirth.

Papua New Guinea is one of the most dangerous places in the world to give birth. In the Pacific Island nation, the risk of women dying during childbirth is one in 30 deliveries.

In neighbouring Australia, the risk is one in 10,000.

But a simple idea is helping turn the tide. By providing a bundle of gifts for a new baby and mother, women are being encouraged to leave their homes and come to local medical clinics to deliver their baby in safety.

101 East joins the doctor behind the idea on his medical rounds on Papua New Guinea’s spectacular remote islands.

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