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The women of Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone
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In some countries, the biggest problem with health care is a lack of access to it. William Powers used to manage a public health program in Sierra Leone run by Catholic Relief Services. One day he met a young woman about to give birth but needed a cesarean operation. The closest hospital with a doctor was seven hours away. The situation presented him with a terrible choice between death and more death. Powers tells us about it in this aid worker diary.
Click on the following link for more information:
History and Geography of Sierra Leone
William Powers' Books
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