Ziway, Ethiopia—Spanning more than 10,000 acres, the Alage Agricultural Technical Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) College sits nestled between the Rift Valley lakes of Abiyata and Shalla some 150 miles south of Addis Ababa. When Haile Berihulay, 28, started teaching at the c
Labuhanbatu, Indonesia—A crying baby is often a cause for concern rather than for celebration. But for 18-year-old Suriyana, hearing her baby cry was a treasured moment of celebration.
In April 2014, Suriyana, just 36 weeks pregnant, went into preterm labor.
The road ahead was b
Bauchi, Nigeria—When nursing student Mustapha Mahmood needed to review a textbook from the library at the College of Nursing and Midwifery in Bauchi State, he often had to wait his turn. But now the aspiring health worker only has to go online through the school’s new eLibrary to get
West Java, Indonesia—Neng Supartini, 24 years old and 38 weeks pregnant, climbed on a motorcycle for a downhill ride along a steep, narrow path to reach Ciparay Health Center, where she would give birth to her child. The trip took over an hour, with occasional stops to walk the motorc
NAIROBI, KENYA — When Ruth Wayua Muia began supervising nurses in a clinical setting, she often harassed and scolded them in a futile attempt to improve their skills. “I thought I was the police, criticizing and punishing them,” Muia confided. “When I left they felt so bad.