Midwives Matter

Here’s what we could find on the subject.

An Ode to the Midwives in My Life

To the midwife who brought my first baby to the world. Despite the doctor’s miscommunication, she guided the lioness in me through nature’s vulnerability the miracle of life brought to me through her hands. To the midwife in my family, my mentor, my friend. In

Meet Midwife Dorcas: training to save lives at birth

In celebration of midwives worldwide, Kupona Foundation colleague, Dorcas – a midwife trainer at our sister organization, CCBRT – shares how her team is ensuring mothers and babies in the Dar es Salaam region survive and thrive. Being a Midwife is Something Precious “For the

Midwives Made Me Feel Like Not Going Home

I have met both considerate and not so considerate midwives. Without a doubt, the majority have belonged to the first category, and to those who haven’t been as caring – I don’t blame you. I admire the work that you do, the long hours you spend in

Midwife By Choice, Not By Chance

This post was written by George Nkhoma. My name is George Nkhomo and I work as a nurse and midwife in the rural district of Chitipa in Malawi.  I grew up as a house boy, not knowing my real family. Then, after searching for my

#11 – Maternal Health in Tanzania: Inside Maternity Africa

Welcome back to The Mom Pod! After a brief summer break, we are excited to continue with our podcast series and continue to bring you interesting, sincere and thought provoking podcasts on all things related to pregnancy, motherhood, parenthood and babies around the world! Starting

Fighting Maternal and Infant Mortality in Somaliland

This week, the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) convenes in New York City to examine 20 years of actions taken by governments to improve people’s lives and address population issues. The Head of State reaffirmed ‘their commitments to place people at the centre

Post-2015 Priorities: Maternal Health

As we start to count down the last year of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Challenge, we should celebrate the positive change associated with MDG5: improving maternal health. Since 1990, the world has experienced an incredible 47% decline in the rate of maternal mortality. However, many

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