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What’s So Rosy about Garden City?

On International Women's Day we remember the dedicated women we met at Garden City University College who are making women’s health happen.

USAID Tackles Respectful Maternity Care, Better Working Conditions for Midwives

Every year, 289,000 women die from complications during childbirth. USAID wants to change that.

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.

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