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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Helping mothers in a low-resource setting survive bleeding after birth by simulation training. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2014;7:140
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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Helping mothers in a low-resource setting survive bleeding after birth by simulation training. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2014 [cited 2017 Nov 14];7:140. Available from: https://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2014/7/2/140/146432
Bleeding after birth (BAB) is an important problem in obstetrics, and it can lead to the postpartum death of mothers, an important world-wide public health concern.  According to a report by Wandabwa et al., “low socioeconomic background” is an important risk factor for such bleeding.  In low-resource settings, the problem is usually high due to the poor obstetric care system, and it is still a big public health problem to be considered. To help mother survive BAB is an interesting topic. A recent report on helping mothers in a low-resource setting survives BAB is very interesting. According to the concept of primary prevention, the health education is a real challenging activity to cope with the problem. Using simulation-based training is an interesting approach. Nelissen et al. noted that “the helping mothers survive BAB simulation-based training has potential to contribute to education of health care providers.”  In fact, the use of simulation-based training has been recently mentioned for management of many basic obstetrical public health problem. Helping training for proper delivery might be an important usefulness.  However, there are many concerns on such program in the developing resource limited countries. The first question is whether the complex program is appropriate and feasible for using in the low-resource setting or not. The program might be well done during the trial period due to support to the researcher team, but the problem can be expected when there is no supporter in the future. Hence, it might not be a last long program. Second, the barrier in different low-resource setting can be different. In some Asian countries, talk about female and birth is considered taboo and the problem will be very difficult to be implemented. To manage the public health problem in developing countries, the use of complicated technology can be sometimes not appropriate.
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