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."
Maureen Kanyiginya is a young midwife with a gentle and confident presence. Meet her and others through our new video series.
Three groups of 24 Ethiopian midwives learned basic emergency obstetric care skills, such as inserting catheters and postabortion care.
“If we want to stop these women and babies dying, we need to invest in skilled care,” declared Flavia Bustreo, assistant director-general of family and community health at the World Health Organization. Bustreo’s declaration came on the heels of the release of the WHO’s State of the World’s Midwifery 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives.
In celebration of IntraHealth's 30th anniversary, we've established the Pauline Muhuhu Leadership Award.