Half The Sky Prudence Lemokouno
Prudence Lemokouno • Who was Prudence? • The Significance of Her Suffering • Major factors of her death • What can we do? • Conclusion
Who was Prudence? • Prudence was a pregnant, twenty four year old mother of three living in Cameroon. • After complications during labor, an uneducated midwife ruptured Prudence’s uterus. • After facing many hardships, Prudence was taken to a hospital where she faced further inadequate treatment ultimately leading to her death.
The Significance of Her Suffering • Prudence’s story enlightens the world to the hardships that poor women face in uneducated society. • In these poor societies, greed unfortunately drives the actions of many people, which in this case leads to the avoidable death of Prudence.
Major factors of her death • Lack of education • Lack of rural health systems due to the poverty of society • Disregard for women