Midwives: Innovators on the Front Lines of Care

Samara Ferrara, a participant in Johnson & Johnson and ICM’s Young Midwife Leader program, has been a practicing midwife for eight years, and plays a leading role in redefining what it means to be a modern-day midwife in Mexico. As ICM wrapped, and in anticipation of Spotlight Health, we spoke with Samara about this unique intersection.

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2017 International Midwifery Award Winner: Amina Sultani

I work in the Afghanistan Ministry of Public Health as a midwifery specialist. Until I joined, there weren’t any midwives at the ministerial level. I also work with the Kabul Medical University, where in 2014 we started a bachelor’s program for midwifery. Before that there was only a diploma program....

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Kangaroo care is for fathers too!

I stepped into the neonatal intensive care unit, a fresh slathering of hand sanitizer drying quickly in my hands. Nurses buzzed to and fro as the faint, shrill cries of undersized newborns pierced the sterile surroundings. Wires, plastic boxes, and ding-donging instruments warned passing caregivers of unknown crises. This was...

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