Rosemary Gavor: Midwife who saved pregnant woman's life using wooden door speaks

Rosemary Gavor: Midwife who saved pregnant woman's life using wooden door speaks

- Ghanaian midwife, Rosemary Delali Gavor of the Motokrodua Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) has been celebrated for saving the lives of pregnant women

- She has disclosed how she improvised the use of wooden doors to transport expectant mothers to the health facility for deliveries

- Gavor is the midwife in charge of the Motokrodua CHPS Compound in the Sekyere East District in the Ashanti Region

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A Ghanaian midwife, Rosemary Delali Gavor of the local Motokrodua Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) has been celebrated for her selflessness and commitment to her work.

Delali Gavor, 33, has been lauded by many including health officials for saving the lives of pregnant women and their unborn babies in the hard-to-reach Motokrodua community in the Sekyere East District in the Ashanti Region.

The young midwife has improvised the use of wooden doors to transport expectant mothers to the health facility for deliveries.

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Rosemary Gavor: Midwife who saved pregnant woman's life using wooden door speaks
Rosemary Gavor: Midwife who saved pregnant woman's life using wooden door speaks. Image: crabbimedia
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Heartwarming photos of her went viral after she was captured transporting a pregnant woman on a wooden door with the help of town folks to the health facility.

Pregnant women in the Motokrodua community often suffer near-death complications as they fail to attend antenatal clinics.

Some are delivered on their farms and others are transported to the Motokrodua CHPS Compound for attention by Delali Gavor who is the only midwife in the community.

In an interview with Myjoyonline.com, Delali Gavor shared her experience as the midwife at Motokrodua CHPS Compound.

She disclosed that some of the cases the facility deals with are ''snake bites, Scorpion stings, Malaria, diarrhoea, skin infections such as Scabies, Buruli Ulcer, Elephantiasis.''

Lacking access to motorable roads, ambulance or other means of transportation for critical referral cases, Gavor has improvised and resorted to the use of wooden doors to transport her clients as the midwife in charge of the local CHPS Compound.

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Two wooden slabs are joined with nails at the two ends of the door to support head pads to transport patients who lie in a supine position on the door and are carried to the CHPS Compound.

This ingenuity has helped save many expectant mothers and their unborn babies.

''We all thought of finding a way. There’s no car, motorbike; no means of transport. The idea that came into my mind is that, why don’t we make a wood structure so that we can convey this woman to the facility? The family agreed. We did the wood structure, we carried her till we got to the roadside,'' she said.

Gavor has also been involved in other generous gestures. She single-handedly led the production of hospital beds to complement the ones provided by the district assembly and also mobilised the community to fund the purchase of solar panels for the facility.

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She has since become the toast of many, especially among her peers.

Delali was voted the Best nurse/midwife for Sekyere East District in 2019 and was recently selected by the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives to compete for the Best Nurse for 2019.

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported UK-based Nigerian writer and feminist, June Eric-Udorie, has celebrated graduating from Duke University in the United States.

The acclaimed journalist and blogger for The Guardian and New Statesman had turbulent times in previous years.

Despite her struggle with homelessness in the past, June Eric-Udorie defeated the odds and attained commendable feats, including being on the BBC list of "100 inspirational and influential women for 2016".

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