Eva Nangalo is a midwife working in Nakaseke General Hospital in Uganda. In April, 2023 Eva was featured in Bill Gates’s Heroes in the Field.
In this episode, Eva shares her belief that she was born to be a midwife. As a little girl growing up in rural Uganda, Eva told her mother that she wanted to be a midwife. She talks about having a challenging relationship with her father in her early years and his taking her away from her mother. Her father insisted that she become a teacher even though that was not her dream.
Eva talks about being forced into a marriage that she did not want and then having her first child. She shares the story of fulfilling her dream of becoming a registered midwife. Eva speaks about faith and the grace of God, forgiveness and healing her heart. She shares her experience of being recognized and acknowledged internationally for her passion for midwifery and her commitment to saving the lives of mothers and babies. Eva speaks about her excitement at being featured in Bill Gates’s Heroes in the Field. She encourages us all to be bold, be strong, work hard and be proud.