What makes your idea unique?
According to BBCNEWS African women have one in 16 chance of dying in childbirth and pregnancy. In Angola it is one in seven. What is the main and first cause? Well many women deliver their children alone or with family members or with untrained attendants.
What is the second cause? Many women have to reach a medical facility on their own and sometimes it is too late.
My idea is unique because to eliminate those causes African people in subsaharan-countries have to be able to have a very good training in becoming a nurse or midwife and second of all the health workers have to be more present, work together and able to see the pregnant mothers at home which will be easier for them. Home care is not known in many sub-saharan countries just like Angola. Introducing this in Angola will be knew and it is needed. What makes also my idea unique is that nurses, midwives and the family of the pregnant woman will work together to take care of the future mother, this will only make them stronger as a team.
The task of the midwife: she will be there during the whole pregnancy, she will visit the mother at least twice a month and encourage the future mother to do at least two check ups during the pregnancy. A blood test should also be done, the midwife will also give information about HIV and STD's and she should be able to recognize symptomes of a high risk pregnancy and seek help in a very early stage.
The task of the paediatric nurse: the nurse will follow the mother after the baby is born,she will teach the mother and about breastfeeding, how to take care of the child, how to recognize when the child is sick ( fever ..etc ), she will give information about the normal development of a child and give information about the importance of vaccinations.
The main goal here is to prevent those things from happening trough homecare: by teaching them about hygiene and the dangers of bacterial infections, doing bloodtests and teach them about safe abortions.