"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights" -Gloria Steinem Every year on March 8 people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day. This day both celebrates the great achievements women have made so far and draws attention to the global challenges women still face, according to internationalwomensday.com, a website dedicated to supporting International Women’s Day and promoting the causes behind it. Today MedPLUS Connect is considering both the progress that has been made and the progress that is still to come for women’s health in developing countries.
Coinciding with International Women’s Day and a focus on women’s health, our current container to the Sisala West and Tumu District Hospitals has an OBGYN emphasis. Included in the supplies on this container are speculums, handheld fetal dopplers, and labor and delivery beds. It is our hope that these supplies, in addition to the general medical equipment such as gauze, gloves, and sutures, will help improve the health of both women and their children throughout Tumu and the Sisala West district.