Vital for "Midwives"

10 Health Workers Who Inspired Us in 2014

We met some amazing health workers this year. They work hard every day to keep their communities healthy—and many put their lives on the line to do it.

One Mother's Story of Giving Birth in a Hospital Instead of at Home

Complications during childbirth kill thirteen mothers every day in the Philippines. What will it take to change that?

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.

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