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.
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.
At this convent, hospital, and school in Kamuli District, Uganda, budding midwives live by a motto: “The patient is my profession.”
"I'm a Health Worker": One minute with Monica Watuvamu, a nurse and midwife at Kamuli Mission Hospital in Uganda.
Nigeria needs more midwives, but students often can't afford the tuition it takes to become one.
Nigeria has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. We're working with health workers to change that.
Skilled birth attendance is on the rise, but it's only increased by 10% in developing countries over the last 20 years.
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.
Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda's mother was a true innovator—by necessity.
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."