Hospital staff and patients at the N&N sign charity scroll

Denise MacDonald, left, and Rachel Lambert at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with the P

Denise MacDonald, left, and Rachel Lambert at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with the Precious Cargo Scroll, which is going round the world collecting signatures at any venue involved in midwifery. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: copyright: Archant 2013

Hundreds of patients and staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital signed a scroll to support a campaign aimed at reducing the number of worldwide maternal deaths.

Student midwives were at the hospital today urging people to sign the 'precious cargo' scroll to raise awareness of the Motorcycle Outreach charity, which aims to introduce effective healthcare delivery in remote areas of developing countries.

The scroll began a tour of all maternity units across the country in September and aims to get more than 10,000 signatures before going on a world tour.

Glynis Moore, head of midwifery at the hospital said: 'It's great that the trust is able to be part of this global project and help raise awareness of the Motorcycle Outreach Precious Cargo project and the need for improved healthcare in developing countries.'

The scroll is being sent on a global journey, visiting those involved with midwifery.


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The Precious Cargo?project is part of the UN's Millennium Development Goal aimed at reducing the number of worldwide maternal death rates.

The project has been developed in partnership with StudentMidwives.Net, the Nationwide Association of Bloodbikes, together with RCM student and practicing midwives and other healthcare workers around the country.

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