Saturday, March 28, 2009

International OB/GYN Meeting

This is the Asian and Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology in conjunction with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of OB/GYN International Meeting. What a privilege to attend! I stand in awe of the expertise and knowledge here--from UK, Europe, China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Egypt, Middle East, India,.....and the list goes on. The lectures have been remarkable. I am gaining an appreciation of the scope of Women's Health in other countries especially the magnitude of the problems faced in Third World Countries. We are so spoiled in the USA, and so ungrateful for our healthcare. Almost every 4-5 minutes a woman dies from postpartum hemorrhage in the world. We have a woman clinging to her life in the ICU now because of massive PPH after delivering an hour away from the Hospital and this is New Zealand!This a picture of Dr. Christopher B-Lynch who developed the B-Lynch Suture technigue for PPH.

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