Lawrence Warner, MD recently completed his 7th trip to Central Asia where he worked with LDS Charities to educate health care providers in newborn resuscitation and preventing postpartum maternal hemorrhage. Since many deliveries occur in small outlying communities, the mortality rate is high, nearly 40 deaths per 1,000 births compared to approximately 6 deaths per 1,000 births in developed countries such as the United States. The goal is to teach health caregivers proven and effective ways to care for a newborn immediately after birth to help them breathe, and reduce the need for resuscitative measures. Dr. Warner and his team instructs selected healthcare practitioners, and then mentors them while they teach the physicians and midwives who actually deliver babies and care for mothers in their communities.
Dr. Warner has always been graciously greeted and accepted by the people in this part of the world and was presented a ceremonial robe during his last visit to Uzbekistan by the Ministry of Health to show their gratitude. He cherishes the loving thoughts and gratefulness behind this beautiful hand-beaded robe. Dr. Warner is always learning, looking for ways to improve systems, and working to help others. A great teacher never stops being a great student.