Ghanaian Health Workers Embrace Early Childhood Development

Even in Celestina Asante’s earliest memories, her mother had a hot temper. “Over the years, she would flare up, scream and beat me, and then I would usually go to bed crying,” she remembers. Well into adulthood – and becoming a mother of three herself – Asante still believed her...

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Tackling Tanzania’s Premature Infant Mortality

The following typical anecdote served as the urgent impetus to develop a strategy to reduce premature infant mortality in Tanzania, a low resource country. Rounding in a newborn intensive care area where babies are not routinely monitored (see Picture 1), the care team came upon a 30 week premature infant...

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Health worker Tales: “Pronto training revitalised my midwifery skills”

Midwife Nancy Tibejuba’s baptism of fire into midwifery came in early 2017, hardly two months after transiting from a small private clinic into a hospital setting, writes Kakaire Ayub Kirunda. But just a little over a month after being employed at St Francis Hospital Buluba in Mayuge District in Eastern...

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Rwandan Midwife Mentor Takes the Lead in Providing Lifesaving Care

Alphonsine Mukandayisenga was full of excitement when she arrived to Nzige Health Center in Rwanda’s eastern district of Rwamagana. She had waited years for this day: the birth of her first baby. After five hours of normal labor — and with the help of midwife Georgette Dusingizuhoraho — she gave...

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