Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh | May, 2020 If there is one thing that the current COVID-19 pandemic has taught us, it is that millions of everyday heroes walk among us. Some wear scrubs or lab coats, but many do not, and yet when they see an opportunity to be a soldier in the war against

A Nurse’s Decision: Swift and Selfless

Health center before lockdown

The thought crossed Puja Malakar’s mind that she might lose her job. But for this community health officer (CHO) and nurse, the idea of a young woman, alone, in labor and at risk of losing her life and baby, compelled her to act swiftly. Selflessly. It was 9 a.m. when the call came in to

In Memory of Maryam

Massoma Jafari—former midwifery advisor for Jhpiego and ex-vice president of the Afghan Midwives Association—reflects on the May 12 attack on the hospital where she trained and its impact on the health and safety of women and babies. Honestly, after nearly a week, it is still difficult to stop my tears when I think about the