Every woman and girl who we help to give birth safely has her own story to tell. Sometimes, with all the statistics, it is easy to forget that each woman who gives birth is unique, with her own family, her own life, and her own baby. Here are some of their stories.
A vital part of our work is raising the skills of local doctors and midwives so that they can help women and girls in their communities to give birth safely. Two of our case studies also focus on ‘Raising Skills, Saving Lives’. Birhane’s story incorporates that of Lensa, one of the local nurses trained by Maternity Worldwide and who now plays a vital role in ensuring the health of mothers in the area. Aster’s story focuses on the vital work carried out by one of our volunteer obstetricians, Jeremy, whose skills were pivotal in enabling her to give birth safely.
The story of Mary and Joseph Chimwanza’s journey from a remote village in rural Zomba, Malawi…read more
Meet one of the first mothers saved by Maternity Worldwide 10 years ago……read more
Being pregnant with twins brings additional risks to mothers in rural Ethiopia…read more
Treating high blood pressure, one of the main causes of death in childbirth in developing countries…read more
How Maternity Worldwide’s Safe Place of Birth Project identified the risk to Ayantu and enabled her to give birth safely…read more