Dr. Robert Walley honoured for work of MaterCare International
Dr. Robert Walley will never forget the moment when he watched a pregnant woman die.
“I went to Africa for the first time in 1981 … (and) I couldn’t believe what I saw,” he said. “(It was) the first time that I was ever at a maternal death. I actually, and this only happened to me once in my life, was holding her hand and I probably felt the last heart beat.”
Not only did the mother die, but so too did the child she was carrying.
“If we were really quick we could have done a cesarean section there in the bed