All Women Deserve Access To Midwives

Did anyone else catch this tragic story in the New York Times last week?

“The hospital (in Uganda)…handles obstetric emergencies for a region of almost three million people, but it recently had no sutures in stock to sew up women after Caesarean sections. Dr. Emmanuel Odar, the hospital’s sole obstetrician, said that even in childbirth emergencies, families must buy missing supplies themselves, typically at nearby pharmacies. Patients without money must beg or borrow it, Dr. Odar said. ”

Which made me remember this amazing organization, International Midwife Assistance, which is working to make change.  The IMA is based in Boulder but works on the ground in Uganda and other countries to train midwives and set up birth centers.

 

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