A Nurse’s Decision: Swift and Selfless

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

A Pandemic Won’t Stop Midwife Muzhda Rasooli

Injil, Afghanistan – A 35-year-old pregnant woman arrived at the town health center in northwestern Afghanistan in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Midwife Muzhda Rasooli was ready for her. Suited up in protective gear from head to toe, Rasooli guided the woman through labor on that April day and helped her to give birth