Long before I could develop
intellectual ears with which to perceive the intricacies of policymaking, I
used to wonder about the cause of so many deaths among women in my community.
On my way from home to the market I would hear the weeping of men and women,
when I asked the response was recklessly related that it is a woman who died
while giving death to a child. To alleviate the difficulties of raising
children, the husband marries the children’s aunt and moves on with his life
without thinking about organizing a community effort to address the causal
aspects of the problem. Hence, the death of women during delivery has become a
tolerated tragedy with one lady dying every minute in the underdeveloped world.
By the time I finish writing this introduction, 2 and ½ hours, 150 women
would’ve died. Countries like Malaysia, who until recently were classified as
underdeveloped have succeeded in reducing the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)
from 1400 to 23, simply by taking a daring effort to think out of the box. That
is to say, they have succeeded in decomposing the policymaking cycle to
identify 3 delays that cause the death of women, mainly:
*Seeking Care (community awareness)
*Reaching Care (availability of transport)
*Finding Care (competence of staff)
Ensuring the reciprocity of deliberation and fluidity of choice allows for a gradual expansion of the policy sphere, a step needed to make women — the essential bearer of life — also a receiver of happiness. As it stands now women in Darfur are bearing the highest toll of war. Those who escape annihilation seek refuge into localities, whose inhabitants have exercised restrain, not only so but have also shown willingness to brace their sisters in humanity with love and respect. Understandably, the internally displaced communities (IDPs) have caused the collapse of an already fatigued health care system.