Posts Tagged Midwives

LA Health Center Makes Midwifery Services Available to All Women

Carmen Escobedo is receiving pregnancy care through Eisn'ers Women's Health Center. Photo courtesy of Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center.

When Carmen Escobedo found out she was pregnant with her first child, she immediately began to seek out the best medical care available. “I knew I wanted a midwife,” said Carmen, who is due in late September. “That was very important to me.” That desire led Carmen to the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center’s Women’s Health Center. Eisner is […]

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Life-Saving Midwife Kits Delivered in the Philippines

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  One thousand babies will be born safely in the Philippines with help from a delivery of 20 Midwife Kits to skilled midwives working in typhoon-affected areas. In collaboration with the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP), Direct Relief has placed the kits at birthing centers throughout the Visayas that were directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and are […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Mother Robin Answers the Call to Protect Pregnant Women

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Moms matter. Throughout the month of May, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from Yayasan Bumi Sehat’s medical relief camp in Dulag, Philippines.  Robin Lim is an internationally recognized midwife known for the life-saving work of her Indonesian-based nonprofit, Yayasan Bumi Sehat (Healthy Mother Earth Foundation).  Also known as Ibu (Mother) Robin […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Top Midwifery Graduate Saves Lives in Sierra Leone

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Moms matter. Throughout the month of May, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from the Makeni School of Midwifery in Sierra Leone.  Last April, Marie T. Sheriff graduated from the Makeni School of Midwifery in Sierra Leone. She graduated at the top of the class of 66 midwives who were all thrilled to […]

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Intern Spotlight: The Women’s Health Advocate

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Alena Nelson is a senior majoring in sociology and global studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She joined Direct Relief at the start of this year as a Research and Analysis intern through the Sarah Miller McCune Endowed Public Service and Internship Program, a year-long project which pairs students with local nonprofits. Below she reflects on her experience so far: I […]

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Helping Haitian Women Access Cervical Cancer Screening

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Through Direct Relief’s partnership with Basic Health International (BHI) and the Fondation St. Luc, earlier this month nearly 600 women in Haiti were screened for cervical cancer and three more local providers were trained to screen – both essential steps in reducing the number of deaths from the disease. Haiti has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the Western Hemisphere, and […]

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