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Robin Lim: a medical system for everyone

   

 - Robin Lim: a medical system for everyone
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"We use love as a medical protocol. Here, or in Aceh, we have the same philosophy, the same mission and vision". It’s a philosophy that is based on simple principles, such as respect for nature, and that watches over the health and wellbeing of babies and their mothers.

“Take for example, this morning, we treated a baby that was suffering from severe stomach pain. We administered some natural medicine and now he’s as fit as a fiddle! It’s so gratifying to be able to help others. If each one of us made an effort to make the Earth happier and more serene, we could envisage a beautiful future for our planet."

Robin and her team were present during the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, “According to our statistics, between Padang, Aceh and Haiti, we have treated around 115,000 patients. We pay a salary to traditional midwives because, although the majority haven’t been to school, people trust them. We pay them for each delivery,” explains Robin.

In Bali, if you’ve got the money, you can have excellent medical care. Unfortunately, the majority of humble families can’t pay for prenatal care or obtain information about the risks. So many women find themselves obliged to give birth at home, resorting to unqualified midwives or the village witch doctor. “It’s unfair because every baby and every adult has the right to access a safe and clean medical system. That’s part of our human rights,“ concludes Robin Lim.

To support Ibu Robin Lim financially and help keep her clinics running or to simply send a donation, please visit www.BumiSehatBali.org




  
 

Women in Focus Editor
04/20/2012
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