The O&G Magazine Spring 20011 edition is titled Indigenous Health to articles derived from presentations to the second RANZCOG Indigenous Women's Health Meeting, which was held in Cairns at the beginning of June. These articles are preceded by an excellent introduction from Dr Margaret O'Brien, chair of the College's Indigenous Women's Health Committee, which emphasises the importance the College places on contributing to improvements in the health of Indigenous women, and which amply fulfils the function of an editorial around our main theme.
You will also find two articles about the state of obstetric care in our near neighbour, Papua New Guinea (PNG). One is a short piece from Médecins Sans Frontières; the other describes a remarkable and concerning study undertaken by a PNG obstetric registrar, Dr Barry Kirby, on maternal mortality in Milne Bay Province. The contrast with Australian practice could not be greater. At the end of these articles are details of ways in which Australian practitioners can help colleagues in PNG to reduce numbers of maternal deaths in that country. You will also find most of our usual features, including a review of antibiotic use in pregnancy, a treatment update on induction of pregnancy, Journal Club and a Q&a that addresses parvovirus in pregnancy. The gynaecology management update has been held over until the Summer edition.
View the O&G Magazine Vol 13 No 3 Spring 2011: Indigeous Health edition.
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