In order to never forget the incidence that a laboring woman and her baby suicided after unbearable labor pain and lack of emotional support and medical care on August 31, 2017, in Yulin, Shaanxi Province, China. No Pain Labor & Delivery – Global Health Initiative established “Global Painless Childbirth Day” on August 31st every year to increase awareness of labor analgesia and its options during childbirth to avoid the recurrence of such tragedies around the world.
NPLD-GHI announces 2019 as Maternal Depression Year and initiates a multidisciplinary approach to launch a new project ApgarCARE™ Maternal Mental Health Project (ApgarCARE™-MMH, aka Blue Project）at two hospitals in China. The trip in 2019 will be from June 15 (Saturday, ARRIVAL date) to June 25 (Sunday, DEPARTURE date). Details of the hospitals and cities for the 2019 NPLD-GHI trip to China is available under the 2019 trip page.