Dr. Raney’s patients faced life-threatening unsafe abortions and other obstetric emergencies that disproportionately kill and injure women in developing countries, as well as the global problem of sexual violence. The stories are heartbreaking. Yet, she also highlights the incredible strength and resilience of her patients, emphasizing that they are¬† ‚Äúanything but victims.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúIt was a terrible night. I feel like a boat that leaves nothing but death in its wake. I delivered 32-week twins by C-section three days ago. They were both‚Ä¶ lying sideways across the mother‚Äôs abdomen. The second one died today, the first one yesterday.‚ÄĚ(- Dr. Betty Raney, MSF)
Dr. Raney, and MSF staff in over 70 countries around the world, work to provide women and girls with the care they need to overcome challenging medical conditions that threaten their lives. Read Jezebel‚Äôs interview of Dr. Raney‚Äôs experiences in Sierra Leone and her work with MSF‚Äôs Because Tomorrow Needs Her project here.
‚ÄúThere are small glimmers of hope here at times. The woman in septic shock‚Ä¶is alive and I think she will make it. This is very unusual in her circumstances and our chief health officer calls it ‚Äėa truly miraculous case.‚Äô‚Ä¶The healing properties of the body plus the resilience of women here amaze me.‚ÄĚ (- Dr. Betty Raney, MSF)
Because Tomorrow Needs Her focuses on the impediments to women‚Äôs health, exposing injustices that disproportionately affect women and girls around the world.
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