Problem: The rates of women with syphilis is high in Madagascar. The high rates of this sexually transmitted disease poses a major health problem in this country.
Cause: Syphilis is spread primarily by sexual activity. This disease is spread from sores but the infected person is often unaware. It is common for pregnant woman in Madagascar to be infected with syphilis and therefore it can be passed onto their babies. Syphilis is common in younger girls because they are having sex with older guys.
Solution: I think that syphilis rates can go down by having more patrol on the crimes happening in Madagascar. There will be less rape and less chance of syphilis being passed around.
Problem: The maternal mortality rate in Madagascar is very high. The rate is 469 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. This equals out to about eight Malagasy women dying per day due to childbirth.
Cause: Problems arise for these women either because of complications during the pregnancy or complications during delivery. The main cause for deaths during childbirth is postpartum haemorrhage. Postpartum haemorrhage is defined as blood loss greater that 500 millilitres during a vaginal delivery or more than 1000 mL during a caesarean delivery. It is common in a place like Madagascar because there are not many resources there to help with complications during childbirth. There is also a condition called obstetric fistula, where a hole develops between either the rectum and vagina or between the bladder and vagina after childbirth where adequate medical care is not available.
Solution: I think it would be a good idea to have midwives in a place like Madagascar be trained to deal with scary situations that would happen during childbirth. This may not eliminate all of the deaths but it would eliminate some. There is also a drug that is starting to be provided that will prevent gastric ulcers but will also help induce labor when necessary.