Midwives Deliver Hope in the Time of COVID-19

Midwives Deliver Hope in the Time of COVID-19

Midwife Sharmin Akhter, 25, readjusts her protective gear before she attends to a mother in labor at a sub-district health facility, called an Upazila Health Complex (UHC), in Barlekha, Moulvibazar District. Her reassuring voice comforts the mother, who continues pushing to deliver the baby—until the endearing cry of a newborn engulfs the room.  Sharmin has

Myanmar’s Frontline Providers Face COVID-19 with Collective Confidence

Nurse Remote Meeting

The photo of Myanmar health workers, several wearing surgical masks, appeared on Facebook with this question: What are YOU doing to keep your work going? A provocative question? Not to these midwives and nurses, champions in their professions who have been leading the government’s effort to build a 21st century health workforce to deliver quality

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Hoshangabad District, Madhya Pradesh 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 COVID-19, they choose