The 61st Annual American Collage of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Conference opens in New Orleans, Louisiana

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May 7, 2013 - First Lady Dr Christine Kaseba Sata yesterday joined about a thousand Obstetricians and Gynecologist at the officials opening of the 61st Annual Collage of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) New Orleans, Louisiana.

The First Lady was accompanied by Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States Palan Mulonda.

During the official opening ceremony Dr Malcolm Potts in a presentation titled “Sex, Ideology, Religion and how family planning frees women” called for increased family planning interventions if countries around the world are to reduce maternal mortality.

Dr Potts observed that research had shown that countries that allowed women the liberty to choose and use contraception freely had seen accelerated development.

Dr Potts said with increased use of family planning by women there is a less likelihood of women visiting health facilities resulting in countries saving on health care costs.

He added that currently the world is recording a record high 230,000 births a day.

And speaking at the same function Dr Garry Chapman who presented a topic on “The Five Languages Of Apology” urged other medical practioners to identify and sympathies with their patients especially when a wrong had been done.

Dr Chapman observed that studies had shown that medical professionals who had apologized soon after a wrong had been done were less likely to be sued.

The five languages of apology are intended to deal effectively with failures, restore trust and prevent loss of relationship and loneliness and therefore promote good health and well being.