She’s 28. She’s a midwife. She saves lives.

Midwife Rose Julius received the call in the early afternoon. “I am in pain. I can’t move. I can’t walk,” a pregnant mother told her while she was on duty at a local health center in Tabora, rural Tanzania. Rose dispatched the local ambulance to retrieve her client, knowing the woman was at risk for a hypertensive condition that could be devastating for mother and baby. The young midwife’s decisions that day proved to be lifesaving. A caring provider, quick thinker and calm decision maker, midwife Rose is a leader for the future.

Photos by Frank Kimaro.

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