South Africa failing women as abuse of maternity patients runs rampant, report says

Vogel, Lauren
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/18/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 15, pE1097
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the report "Stop Making Excuses: Accountability for Maternal Health Care in South Africa" by the Human Rights Watch, which reveals health workers' abuse of maternity patients to risk women and their babies. The report claims the abuse along with substandard care and lack of accountability as the cause of the deferred progress of the management of patient. The report also mentions the role of trade unions to protect the mess of their members rather than disciplining them.


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