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Obstetrics and gynaecology specialists meet in Fiji
Women's health specialists have been gathering at a meeting of the Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Lautoka, Fiji.
Organised by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, various key issues are on the agenda.
Dr Rupert Sherwood, president of the body, said this includes reducing the "number of preventable maternal deaths" that occur in this part of the world.
"With a global focus on partnerships to improve maternal and child health, it is timely that we seek further ways to collaborate and form partnerships," he commented.
The Fiji Times has noted representatives of organisations from about 15 countries are in attendance.
This includes delegations from Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea and Sri Lanka, as well as Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia and Thailand.
Dr Sherwood added that by bringing obstetrics and gynaecology professionals together, they can see for themselves what challenges face the health system in this part of the world.
Posted by Alexandra George
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