Birth. The beginning of something.
When I visited April 7th village in Guija, Mozambique it was motherhood and the shared experience of having given birth which broke down communication barriers between us and the women we met.
July 20th saw the launch of www.healthworkerscount.org calling for 3.5 million more health workers worldwide, including 350 000 midwives.
1000 women die every day in pregnancy or childbirth and a large group of organisations including Save the Children and The White Ribbon Alliance have come together to call on governments for more health workers, better supported.
Health workers working with women throughout pregnancy and birth and beyond have a knock on effect on the health of entire communities.
This post was written for Tara Cain’s Gallery at Sticky Fingers, this week’s topic is Birth. Click on the lens cup below to see more entries.