When Competent Midwives Lead, Women and Babies Survive

When Competent Midwives Lead, Women and Babies Survive

Miswaki Village, Tanzania—When her water broke, Helena Paschal was alone at home. Although her due date was several weeks away, she knew the labor was real. “I felt a sharp pain around my waist. I sensed the baby was coming,” she recalled. There was no time to call a neighbor or do anything but just

A Lifesaving Technique in Safe Surgery Project

Kagera, Kagondo – During the last month of her pregnancy, Zainab Abas visited Kagondo Hospital and learned from an ultrasound that she was having twins. One was head down, but the other was in the breech position, bottom down. Initially shocked, she was counseled about delivery by cesarean section, often necessary for breech babies, and

Our focus during COVID-19

Early lessons from the Baltimore Health Corps The Baltimore Health Corps, Jhpiego’s first ever US-based COVID-19 prevention project, has achieved its initial goal of establishing a network of contact tracers to identify coronavirus cases, help prevent the spread of the disease and link those affected to services, a new analysis shows. Jhpiego is a key