Birth Rights Exhibition impressed Huddersfield – again!
Veronika Susedkova Oxfam activist
20th Dec 2012
Every week, around 75 women in Ghana die because of complication during pregnancy and childbirth - and Midwifery society from the Huddersfield University decided to raise awareness about this injustice and contribute to the funds which help saves lives every day.
Huddersfield have already seen the beautiful pictures from Abbie Trayler-Smith and talked about maternal health in poorer countries. This time, midwives-to-be have organised a fantastic cake sale which raise over £180 and contributed towards much needed
resources towards maternal health care in Ghana.
Lauren Ramoth, second year student midwife, considered organising an exhibition with Oxfam' s support a great idea which allowed society to get together for a good cause. "As student midwives, we fully appreciate the difference that good maternity care can have on women and their families and we are fortunate that here is the UK we can provide that," she says. Theresa Mason, also second year midwifery student, added to this, "We are well aware of the lack of maternity services in Ghana and the lack of funding to
provide basic facilities. We feel that even if we only raised a small amount, it would still be beneficial for the cause."
The Birth Rights Exhibition explores how health care in Ghana has improved women's lives with the help of the UK developments assistance. Nevertheless, although it is proved that aid is changing lives all around the world, yet the commitment to dedicate 0.7% of the annual GDP, which is vital, is still under threat.
Oxfam is calling for the UK government to keep their promises - and you can join this call! You can organise an exhibition yourself to raise awareness within your community as well as write to your MP to show that health of mothers and babies around
the world matters to you too!