Life-Saving Midwives Are Targeted in Conflict
Midwives - highly skilled and educated - are training birth attendants to save lives of both mothers and babies in even the poorest communities. But in conflict situations, such as eastern Congo (DRC) and north-east Nigeria, midwives are among the casualties. In Nigeria recently, Boko Haram extremists have kidnapped and executed midwives. One of the groups training birth attendants is Wellbeing for Women Africa, and its founder, Toyin Saraki - a Global Goodwill Ambassador for the Internationakl Confederation of Midwives - is leading a campaign to protect midwives and other health workers. Meanwhile, Wellbeing's MamaCare workshops and training model is spreading.
Wellbeing Foundation, 18 September 2018
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