A really interesting article on Malawi’s maternity healthcare initiative. Several of my fellow VSO volunteers are training these new midwives to deliver quality care in rural communities. “Ganbare” guys!
Originally posted on TED Blog:
By Courtney E. Martin & John Cary
Pregnancy is supposed to be about life. And yet, every day, 800 women across the globe die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. In Malawi, which has one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, a shocking 1 in 36 pregnant women die rather than become proud mothers.