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A doctor's quest : the struggle for mother-and-child health around the globe

Author: Gretchen Roedde
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Recounting medical missions in half of the thirty countries in which she has worked for the past twenty-five years in Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific - from Darfur in Sudan to Papua New Guinea and Bhutan - Dr. Gretchen Roedde shares the grim reality of world politics and bureaucratic red tape on the front lines as a doctor in mother-and-child health and HIV/AIDS. A Doctor's Quest tells the stories of the hopes  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Roedde, Gretchen, author.
Doctor's quest.:
Toronto : Dundurn, 2019.
(CaOONL)20189062924
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Roedde, Gretchen.
Doctor's quest.
Toronto : Dundurn, [2019]
(OCoLC)1080219258
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gretchen Roedde
ISBN: 9781459743335 1459743334 9781459743342 1459743342
OCLC Number: 1080221612
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Gretchen Roedde.
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"Recounting medical missions in half of the thirty countries in which she has worked for the past twenty-five years in Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific - from Darfur in Sudan to Papua New Guinea and Bhutan - Dr. Gretchen Roedde shares the grim reality of world politics and bureaucratic red tape on the front lines as a doctor in mother-and-child health and HIV/AIDS. A Doctor's Quest tells the stories of the hopes of village women struggling to give birth safely, their often corrupt leaders, and countries trying to bring evil despots to justice. The book analyzes the slow progress in global maternal health, contrasting the affluence of the few with the precarious hold on survival of the world's poorest, where economic realities force families to sell young girls into marriage at the age of thirteen to face higher risk of death from early child-bearing."--

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