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Classrooms for a Midwife Program in the Congo

In the remote rural villages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, having a midwife deliver a baby can mean the difference between a healthy birth and death. However, trained midwives with the knowledge and skills to assist with normal and high-risk pregnancies are all too uncommon.

The women in the DR Congo have a high risk of death during childbirth: 1 in 23.  In the U.S., the risk is 1 in 1,800. The midwives in this training program concentrate on safe pregnancy and delivery, as well as on educating new and prospective mothers about family planning, nutrition, and other critical subjects.

Video Clip of Classrooms for a Midwife Program