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    Posted: Jul 12 2013 at 8:32pm

Mums charged $5 for screaming during childbirth

 Poor women have been exploited at their most vulnerable time by a hospital that charged them $5 every time they screamed during child birth.

The shocking discovery was made by a U.S. group that campaigns against corruption, as it released its annual Global Corruption Barometer.

At the hospital in Zimbabwe, one of the poorest countries in the world, the fine was said to be for 'raising a false alarm', according to Transparency International.

Women who were unable to pay the fine were allegedly kept in the hospital until their families could pay. Interest was also added to the fines, according to the Washington Post.

Many mothers already avoid hospital deliveries in the African nation because of the $50 cost, which is about the third of the average $150 income.

In a country where nearly 95 per cent of the population is unemployed after years of economic turmoil and corruption under President Mugabe, and where one in eight women die in childbirth every day, the fines could rob a woman of a year's salary.

A survey of Zimbabweans found 65 per cent believed the country's medical services to be corrupt.


A nurse prepares sugar solution at a health clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. (DESMOND KWANDE/AFP/Getty Images)


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Damn, Mugabe aint sh*t for that...
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Originally posted by CamiK CamiK wrote:

Damn, Mugabe aint sh*t for that...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote india100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 12 2013 at 8:40pm
I think all of the money raise never reach the people . I wonder what we could do to help with so much corruption ?
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Originally posted by india100 india100 wrote:

I think all of the money raise never reach the people . I wonder what we could do to help with so much corruption ?

Stop giving to foreign NGO's to start...
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Is it possible that this is true? I just dont think something like this is possible-
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Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Is it possible that this is true? I just dont think something like this is possible-
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (4) Thanks(4)   Quote TexturizedDiva Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 12 2013 at 8:58pm
AWFUL.
 
But to think that the cost of childbirth in a hospital + the charges for screaming your way through the delivery, and it would still be less than the cost of childbirth here in the US.  ConfusedOuch
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote india100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 12 2013 at 9:27pm
Originally posted by naturesgift naturesgift wrote:

Is it possible that this is true? I just dont think something like this is possible-
Yes nature. You can read the entire story on the Washington Post website .
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This pisses me OFF!

Men should officially give birth.
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