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The mHero Story

The Ebola outbreak of West Africa didn’t hit overnight like a tsunami or earthquake—rather, the disaster gradually took over the region beginning in December 2013, really gaining speed in l

Maternity Ward Observations: Midwifery Care in a Haitian Hospital

The sunny, steaming hot morning when I visited L’Hôpital Sainte-Thérèse in Hinche, Haiti, the maternity unit was overflowing with busy midwives checking charts and administering care, nurses-in-training in white and yellow uniforms obtaining

Why Strengthen the Health System?

Keeping people healthy and mortality low is a complicated task involving many different components: prevention, access to care, nutrition, maternal and child health, family, and so much more.There are also many things outside of specific hea

For HIV Counselors in Zambia, Work Hits Close to Home

This post originally appeared on Science Speaks.In a small office at Kafue District Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, I met two HI

Attitude and Education: The Keys to Successful Nurse Midwifery

May will be different this year. I have been a nurse for over 40 years, but after teaching nurse midwifery this year in Tanzania, International Day of the Midwife (May 5), National Student Nurses Day (May 8), and International Nurses Day (Ma