Without the forest

Excerpt from "Health Situation of Women and Children in Central African Pygmy Peoples" by Dorothy Jackson, Forest Peoples Programme (May 2006): "...We are completely neglected and forgotten. Even our wives do not have access to midwives. They are permanently exposed to death because of lack of care during their pregnancy and deliveries. This came with the so-called modern life into which we were dragged. It did not exist when we were living in our natural environment. We had so many plants for such problems... Twa man from Kalehe district, Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.."

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