Saturday, 9 March 2013

X-Ray 9 on Maternal Health and MDG 5


X-Ray 9 are currently undertaking a project which supports the development of a health centre and the delivery of health services in the Conte Burika Indigenous Territory. Before this health post the community in this remote area had to walk up to 8 hours to receive medical support. 

X-Ray 9 interviewed 3 generations of one family in their community of La Carona, her is what Anastasia 56, Joclene 27 and Daisy 11 said:

In the indigenous community of La Carona, Conte Burika 200 women live an 8 hour walk away from the nearest available healthcare, the majority of the babies are delivered by their grandmothers and pregnancy care is only available once every two months.
This blog was written by Fay pictured with help from PM Medic Marisa and X-Ray 9
Anastasia, 56, mother of 7 children says;
I was born in Conte Burika in a village close to the border with Panama. This is where I grew up, got married and had my first child at the age of 15. During my pregnancy and the delivery of my children there was no medical care for me or my family. We had to walk 8 hours to the nearest clinic or wait for the doctor to come out. The doctors visits were unpredictable and often only happened a few times a year.In total I had seven children, two children died in their infancy. When I was 26 I moved to La Corona. I have lived here taking care of my family ever since.
Indigenous dress is worn by the Ngobe ladies. They speak their own language alongside Spanish
Jocelene, 27, mother of 5 children and daughter of Anastasia says;
I was born in La Corona. I went to school in a village called Alto Guyami which was a three hour walk away there and back every day till the age of 14 when I left school to get married to a man from the village. During all my pregnancies health care was unavailable, the only person that helped me was my mother. I beleive that the healthpost is very important for the women of this village, for this generation and the next. I hope it will give them the help and support that I wish I had received.
 
Daisy, 11, daughter of Joclene says;
Just like my brothers and sisters I was born in La Carona. Every day I wake at 5am to help my mother clean the house and prepare breakfast. At 7am I leave for school which, now, is only a 10 minute walk away thanks to the new school building built by Raleigh. In the afternoon I help my mother with my younger brothers and sisters. When I finish school here I want to go to the big city to become a doctor so that when I come back home I can help my mum and everyone in the village in the medical centre.

Raleigh and Health
X-Ray: PM Denise, Sebastian, Akalia, Katy and Fay working hard to complete the health post
Millennium Development Goal 5 calls for improvement to Maternal Health. Women will often take the role of primary caregivers in families. This can mean that lack of healthcare of medical facilities often has far great an impact on the women in a household. Maternal mortality is a particular problem and the effects are felt all the more in poor and rural areas. ‘About 800 women die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications around the world every day. In 2010, 287 000 women died during and following pregnancy and childbirth. Almost all of these deaths occurred in low-resource settings, and most could have been prevented.’ (WHO-http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs348/en/index.html) Raleigh's project in Conte Burika is positively contributing to MDG 5.

These women were interviewed by Fay Koster who then spent thirty painstaking minutes dictating the interview five words at a time to Fieldbase over the radio, in order to bring these amazing stories to you on International Women's Day.

12 comments:

  1. Laura Van Heurck9 March 2013 at 12:01

    To Hidde Borstlap X-ray2:
    Hi lieve schat!! Hoe gaat het daar met je? hou je het nog een beetje vol?? Zal vast wel zwaar zijn! Hoop dat alles goed gaat met je :-)
    Hier alles oke hoor! Gisteren was het de opening van een nieuw concept int lof dus daar zijn we dan naartoe gegaan! Ze misten je wel hoor als DJ! Ik zag dat je miss in Londen mag gaan draaien?? heb je helemaal niks van gezegd? leuk hoor!! En daarnet ben ik dat interview gaan doen voor dat magazine. Was wel leuk hoor! heb veel over jou verteld (hihi) ;-)
    En dan vanavond roxy (voor de verandering)... zal wel leuk worden! Wat mis ik je dan toch! Dan denk ik altijd dat je dit ook zo leuk zou hebben gevonden! Binnekort kan je weer lekker gezellig mee uit met ons! kijk ik echt naar uit!!
    Het begint alsmaar meer en meer te korten he !! jeeeeej :D nu nog een 9 dagen en dan ben je al terug! wat is die tijd toch snel voorbij gegaan!
    Morgen ga ik lekker gezellig eten bij je papa thuis. We zullen zeker aan je denken hoor ;-) (met aapje, hahaha)!!
    Oke schatje, super veel plezier! nog even op de tanden bijten ! Je bent er bijna!! Ben zo waanzinnig trots op jou!!!!
    heel veel dikke knuffels & kusjes
    Love you love you love you !!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx je meisje

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  2. X ray 1 Nick Varney
    Hi Darling hope the Trek is going well. 5 days to go. I am sure you must have seen amazing things. Lucky you!
    We are here in Oxford tonight for Harrys confirmation. All Godparents coming but no Grandparents sadly. Thinking of you so much. Lots of love M and D xxx boys will blog you soon

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  3. A Faily and Sports upate for Marie Duguid with X-Ray 4 Group in Carara National Park.
    - Ethan had a very happy 1st birthday in Houstion yesterday. For Mothers Day tomorrow; I'll get flowers for your Mum, on your behalf.
    - Rugby Union today: Scotland 18 : Wales 28
    - Ireland 13 : France 13
    Scottish Premier Leage
    - Aberdeen 0 - Motherwell 0
    - Dundee 1 - ICT 1
    - Ross County 3 - Celtic 2
    - St Johnston 2 - Killie 0
    - St Mirren 0 - Dundee Utd 0
    FA Cup
    - Everton 0 - Wigan 3
    - Man City 5 - Barnsley 0
    Tomorrow
    Millwall v Blackburn & ManU v Chelsea

    All the best and love from us.
    Dad (Ron D)

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  4. Para Ignacio Sancho,hola amor como estás, me contó Sofi que vio unas fotos tuyas pero yo no las encuentro. Espero que estes feliz, ayudando y aprendiendo mucho , te quiero mi vida y te extraño mucho, cuidate. chaco mamá.

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  5. Anouk Nolte X-ray 9
    Lieve Noukie, zo een tijdje geen berichtjes en ineens allemaal nieuws op het blog van X-ray 9. Drie generaties Ngobe vrouwen geïnterviewd door Fay in het kader van de internationale vrouwendag. Bijzonder om te lezen en ik realiseer me ter plekke wat wij hier in het Nederland boffen met alle voorzieningen.
    Jullie zullen dat zeker nog meer voelen en kunnen straks allemaal zeggen dat jullie een steentje hebben bijgedragen aan voorzieningen die niet zo vanzelfsprekend zijn als menigeen denkt. Super projecten van Raleigh en super van alle volenteers die vooral niet alle daagse werkzaamheden uitvoeren!
    Hier hebben we na een paar mooie lentedagen weer ineens een staartje van de winter. Temperaturen ineens weer 10 graden lager en veel winterse neerslag. Gisteren een dagje met Martijn naar Amsterdam geweest (in de gietende regen). Sophie gaf een samenwonings borrel met Wouter en van te voren zijn we naar de Heineken experience gegaan. Alles over het bedrijf Heineken en het maken van bier in de prachtige voormalige fabriek aan de Stadhouderskade. Vergeven van de toeristen maar heel leuk om gezien te hebben. De negen straatjes bewaard voor jou :-) wel borrel gedronken in de Pijp.
    Hockey winterstop weer afgelopen sinds vorige week; Martijn, papa en H1 spelen vandaag thuis dus als het weer enigszins droog blijft ga ik vanmiddag ook een kijken.
    Met omi en oma gaat ook alles goed, omi gaat fysio aan huis krijgen om beter te gaan lopen en oma vertrekt volgende week weer naar Egypte. Bongo nog steeds op dieetvoer maar blijft een heerlijke "knuffelbeer" die nu naast mij ligt te snurken.
    Fleur maakt het goed in Nicaraqua, heeft daar haar draai inmiddels gevonden en is goed werk aan het doen als toekomstige tandarts.
    Volgens mij ben je over 5 dagen weer op fieldbase dus hoop in die dagen iets van je te horen.
    Heel veel liefs en een dikke kus mama

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  6. To Ben Jacobs -X-ray 10
    Hi darling. Haven't had a posting about X-ray 10's building yet, so hope your mud bricks are coming alone well. Can't believe you're over half way through already.
    It's freezing here again. Thought spring had finally arrived for a week, but sadly no. How we all envy your endless summer. Dad and I ate at Locatelli's last night. Sorry! Not trying to make you jealous. Hope to go for my birthday if we can get a large enough table.
    Life trundles along here. Nothing very exciting to report.
    Can 't wait to here from you next weekend. Hope you're being nice to your new family.
    Love, love mum xxxx

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    1. Hello mugger,

      I hope you are doing alright. Nice of you to ring home for mother's day. I have stepped up to the plate with flowers and a card.

      Not sure how much you will have heard about the football, but Man u lost to real after controversial red card to nani just after half time, with luka scoring a golazo. Spurs beat inter milan 3-0, but lost 3-2 to liverpool in the league. England won 18-11 against italy to set up grand slam if we beat wales.

      Milo is dead pigging as we speak. Actually, the inverted dead pig.

      And on that note, be in touch when you can.

      See ya laytaaaa

      Edward





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  7. Darling Tabs, We love the photos of you and Greg and the rest of the team and we're very impressed by the amount of effort you all seem to be putting into the health post building project. You will probably never view life in quite the same way again. Hope very much that the mozzies are giving you a wide berth. All fine here. Bitterly cold. Hip improving beyond expectations. Off to Edinburgh next weekend with Eliza, Tilly, Hattrells and Phil. Will miss you. H & G send lots of love, as do we. Mummy and Daddy xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
    For Tabitha Craston - XRay 9

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  8. Amelia Heimler, X-ray 4
    Hey darling, hope all is still going well. Sorry that I didn't write to you sooner but I temporarily lost this link :)
    anywho, hope all is still going well (I'm assuming it was after my first message) and that you are enjoying yourself.
    I spoke to your mum yesterday, which was nice, to make sure everything was okay with her. She has some requests that I'm going to message STA about South America but that's all fine :D
    Everything is still going well with me, except the fact that I'm missing you.
    Work exp is all good, chilled with the PM on monday in Milton Keynes which was kind of cool :)
    I hope you still haven't forgotten about me, and miss me as always. I have to say I am not looking forward to you being off the radar like this every again, definitely not, but I trust you are in safe hands.
    I did enjoy reading up on the articles, seems like you're doing really good work, so keep it up :D
    Anyway your mum said that you should be able to use your phone this weekend at some point, so I will hold out till then where I can hear all about what you've been up to.
    I love you, and miss you more and more each day :) xxxxx

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  9. For Alex Buehrich Costa Rica 13 A X-Ray 9
    Schatz, genieße die letzten Tage, Du hast eine wundervolle Zeit erlebt. Ich freue mich sehr auf Dich! Immer Mami Kiss

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  10. Costa Rica 13A X Ray 9 message for all of the staff. I would like to thank you for the great work, you have done for these young people. The biggest thing in their years sofar!
    Nici from Hamburg / Germany

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  11. For Akalia Ouellet

    Hi Ak!
    Well now that I've got a hang of the comment thing, I think I should leave another to make up for my lack of comments while you've been away.
    The picture of you and all your friends laughing is so great. Absolutely warmed my heart and made me miss you ever more!

    Still wishing you all the best! Can't wait until you're home.
    Love you!
    Kim

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