Both my pregnancies have resulted in me being placed in a wheelchair and wheeled into an operating theatre to have my children removed from my tummy via the sunroof. They were never traveling down the birth canal, with a shadow of a doubt without assistance from a team of midwives I would have died giving birth to my beautiful babies.
My youngest daughter suffered her first epileptic seizure in January this year, I thought she was going to die, for three agonising minutes my world stop turning and I couldn’t breathe. I called an ambulance and the health service helped me. Through the work of various GP’s, ambulance crews, and some lovely nurses her seizures are almost under control and she will be able to live a life with epilepsy that is hopefully not affected by epilepsy.
All my children have been immunised against disease, as a mother I have taken all precautions available to me to ensure they live long healthy lives.
Why am I telling you this?
Because children are dying, they are dying of things that we know how to cure, they are dying for lack of clean water and food, they are dying for no reason. They are dying because they don’t have access to a health service. Half of the 8 million children who die each year are in Africa, yet Africa has only 3% of the world’s doctors, nurses and midwives. For more details read about this on Save the Children’s page
To attempt to stop this miserable waste of life just sign a simple petition online to get David Cameron to look at ways to send more support to Africa for health workers. They need it
I am not asking for money but merely a moment of your time. If you are a blogger then blog about this, use your voice and link up with Gemma and Michelle and make a difference. If you are a reader on twitter or facebook then please retweet and repost on your facebook profile, if you are member of my family or lucky enough to be married to me please sign the petition and post it on your social networks.
At the very bloody least just sign the petition to put an end to the health worker crisis: HERE
Then enjoy the feeling of making a difference and being a better person.