By: Elizabeth Marcuse, Community Health Specialist Volunteer, United States Peace Corps, Guyana, South America
The situation in Guyana, South America
As a health volunteer for the United State Peace Corps, I assist a team of doctors, midwives and nurses in delivering basic health care to a local community in Guyana, South America. Every week at the health center, there are three clinic days dedicated to providing antenatal care, family planning and newborn vaccinations. Approximately 10–30 women come to the antenatal clinic per week and according to the records, the health center saw 184 pregnant women in 2017. The only available statistic
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