Australian doctors perform lifesaving maternal health work in Papua New Guinea.
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Australian doctors perform lifesaving maternal health work in Papua New Guinea.

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Canberra photographer Karleen Minney visited Port Moresby General Hospital to see how the funding from Canberra based charity Send Hope Not Flowers is used to save the lives of mothers and their newborn babies.

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The maternity ward at Port Moresby General hospital. A day old baby.Credit:Karleen Minney

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Professor Glen Mola (second from left) holding a makeshift clinic on the grounds of the Port Moresby General Hospital.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The birthing suite at Port Moresby general hospital.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The birthing suite at Port Moresby general hospital. Women in labour wait silently on a wooden bench until a bed is available.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The birthing suite at Port Moresby general hospital. A mother stands silently to ease her labour pains.Credit:Karleen Minney

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A father and his daughter with a sick baby stop Professor Glen Mola on the side of the road for some medical advice.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The maternity ward at Port Moresby General hospital.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The maternity ward at Port Moresby General hospital.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The maternity ward at Port Moresby General hospital. Professor Mola checks on a young mother going into labour.Credit:Karleen Minney

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A pregnant mother waits for her pains to increase before checking into the labour ward.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The birthing suite at one of the Papua New Guinea village clinics.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The birthing suite at Port Moresby general hospital. This baby was born silently under the mothers lap-lap (skirt) while Professor Glen Mola was lecturing trainee staff. Glen had no time to don gloves.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The birthing suite at Port Moresby General hospital. This baby was born silently under the mothers lap-lap (skirt) while Professor Glen Mola was lecturing trainee staff. The baby takes his first breathe.Credit:Karleen Minney

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Nurses work to get a newborn baby breathing.Credit:Karleen Minney

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Nurses work to get a new baby to start breathing.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The maternity ward at Port Moresby General hospital. A new mother and her baby.Credit:Karleen Minney

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A new mother and her baby.Credit:Karleen Minney

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Hesta (mother) with her new daughter Rose.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The maternity ward at Port Moresby General hospital. A new mother and her baby.Credit:Karleen Minney

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A sheet and towel from home on the torn mattress, a plate of homemade food and a bottle of water.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The maternity ward at Port Moresby General hospital. A new mother bathes her baby in a sink with a cold tap and a handtowel.Credit:Karleen Minney

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A new mother bathes her baby in a sink with a cold tap and a handtowel.Credit:Karleen Minney

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A new mother shares a bed with her baby.Credit:Karleen Minney

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News- 28th April 2014. 2014 A new mother shares a bed with her baby while being given care advice by a ward nurse.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The special care nursery. One set of neo-natal lights for all of the occupants.Credit:Karleen Minney

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A premature baby in the special care nursery.Credit:Karleen Minney

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A friendly nurse in the special care nursery.Credit:Karleen Minney

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A new mother and her baby.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The maternity ward at Port Moresby General hospital. A new mother and her baby.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The maternity ward at Port Moresby General hospital. A new mother and her baby.Credit:Karleen Minney

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A young mother and her baby share a bed.Credit:Karleen Minney

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A proud new mother and her baby.Credit:Karleen Minney

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The maternity ward at Port Moresby General hospital. A new mother and her baby.Credit:Karleen Minney