Vital for "Midwives"

On the Road with Midwife Esther Madudu

There's no running water and the electricity is spotty, but that doesn't stop this Ugandan midwife from giving moms and newborns all the care she can.

A Day in the Life of a Rural Midwife

Officially, Jane’s work hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. In reality, she never knows when she will start or finish. She is on call 24/7.

How I Fell in Love with the Health Workers and Students at St. Joseph’s

At this convent, hospital, and school in Kamuli District, Uganda, budding midwives live by a motto: “The patient is my profession.”

Motivated to Do More

"I'm a Health Worker": One minute with Monica Watuvamu, a nurse and midwife at Kamuli Mission Hospital in Uganda.

CapacityPlus Awards Scholarships to Midwifery Students

Nigeria needs more midwives, but students often can't afford the tuition it takes to become one.

Picturing Our Work: Teaching Teachers to Save Lives

Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. We're working with health workers to change that.

Are Health Workers Delivering for Women? And Are We Delivering for Health Workers?

Skilled birth attendance is on the rise, but it's only increased by 10% in developing countries over the last 20 years.

Greater Access to Midwives like Jenny: For Women around the World and Here in North Carolina

A few hours after I delivered my daughter three years ago, one of my midwives, Jenny Cox, stopped by to see how we were doing.

Welcome to My Mother's Kitchen: Task Sharing and Innovation

Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda's mother was a true innovator—by necessity.

Getting Health Workers to the Women Who Need Them

Maureen Kanyiginya is a young midwife with a gentle, confident presence. Sitting on a bench in a grassy area outside the rural health center where she works, in western Uganda, she says she loves helping mothers and delivering their babies. "I make mothers comfortable," she states firmly. "I'm a health worker."

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