n South African Medical Journal - Dismal obs/gynae training contributing to maternal deaths - Motsoaledi : izindaba

Volume 104, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



The local standard of training in obstetrics and gynaecology has dropped so dramatically that 'an ordinary caesarean section is now like brain surgery for most interns', says national health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi. His claim, made at the South African Medical Association (SAMA)'s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) conference in Durban at the end of August, was bolstered by one of the world's top maternal mortality researchers, Prof. Jack Moodley, Chairperson of the National Committee on Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in South Africa (SA) and editor of ten local 'Saving Mothers' reports.

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