Midwife Gaudiosa Mugyabuso Tibaijuka is leading Jhpiego’s efforts to help Tanzania provide skilled emergency care to pregnant women, mothers and newborns. With more than 30 years of experience, Tiba has delivered babies,
Shah Foladi, Afghanistan—Sadiqa Husseini was there the night her sister nearly bled to death giving birth. Ever since, she has wanted to become a midwife. With the proper education and training, the Afghan community health worker felt she could help prevent the tragic circumstances th
As a young doctor in Kenya, Harshad Sanghvi saw woman after woman arrive at the district hospital bleeding profusely after giving birth at home. Many lived in far-off villages where the local health clinic was little more than a one-room hut. Families would do what they could to get t
Throughout Qara Bagh District in northeast Afghanistan, tribal leaders have hung posters with illustrations that emphasize the importance of giving birth in a health facility and identify the warning signs of a newborn in distress.