Educate a Midwife - Save Women in Afghanistan

by Jhpiego
Mar 15, 2011

Saving Expectant Moms in Afghanistan and Beyond

Jane Otai, left, speaks with woman in Nairobi
Jane Otai, left, speaks with woman in Nairobi

Pregnancy should not be a death sentence, and with your help Jhpiego is helping skilled birth attendants bring women safely through their childbearing years in neighborhoods around the world.  I want to share with you two recent stories about Jhpiego workers who are making a difference and building local health capacity in their communities.  Feroza Mushtari of Afghanistan, featured here in the Daily Beast, had to don men’s clothing in order to dodge the Taliban when she rushed a laboring neighbor to the hospital.  On that day she vowed to become a midwife, and has since been working with Jhpiego to help bring moms through healthy deliveries.     

A native of Kenya, Jhpiego’s Jane Otai has worked to improve access to health services for mothers and families in the Korogocho slum of Nairobi, Kenya.  Before joining Jhpiego, Ms. Otai recalls declaring health facts to new-moms. Now, Ms. Otai says, “working with Jhpiego has taught me that we shouldn’t be dictating to people. Instead we give them training and equipment and get them thinking about how to improve their lives.”  Click here to read the full article.

With your generous support, Jhpiego can continue to help local communities take ownership of their health systems, ensuring that women can care for themselves and their families for generations to come.

On March 16th, Global Giving will give a 30% match for every donation made to Jhpiego.  Please donate on March 16th to make your dollars go the furthest!

Thank you again for your generous support to provide innovative health solutions to midwives, nurses and health providers in places like Kenya, Afghanistan, and Nepal.

Melody McCoy

Director of External Affairs and Communications

New mother in Afghanistan
New mother in Afghanistan



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Melody McCoy
Baltimore, Maryland United States

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