Tag Archives: maternal health

Born in Poverty, One Woman Becomes an Agent of Change: Jaussa’s Story

This post was sent in by Janet Fields, a midwife from Raleigh, N.C., who has been working in Malawi at the Fistula Care Center and Malawi Maternal and Neonatal Health Program.  In 1981 a beautiful baby girl was born to … Read More

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Photo of the day, meta edition: The road to safe motherhood in Malawi

  In Lilongwe last month, more than a dozen photographers snapped pictures of Dr. Francis Martinson, country director of UNC Project-Malawi, and Malawi’s president, Joyce Banda, in front of a new vehicle that will be deployed as part of the … Read More

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Meet Melia

Melia (on the right in the green striped shirt) works as a cleaner at the fistula care unit at Bwaila Maternity Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi.  She is a very hard worker and a true inspiration for the other patients and … Read More

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UNC, Malawi’s president celebrate opening of new fistula unit

Bwaila District Hospital has a new fistula center, including a new major operating theater and a 28-bed inpatient unit.   On July 19 the new fistula unit at Bwaila District Hospital in Lilongwe officially opened.  Joining UNC’s Jeff Wilkinson was … Read More

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Catching up with UNC Global Women’s Health – report from Malawi

[This post was sent in by Dr. John Thorp, Professor and Director of Women’s Primary Healthcare in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UNC] This has been an exciting and informative trip to Malawi. I have worked with Jeff Wilkinson, … Read More

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The thin, red line of motherhood in Malawi

Two women stood across this red line outside the operating room at Bwaila hospital Freedom from Fistula Foundation clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi last week. Each was asked if we could take her photo to share with people from different countries … Read More

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A Carolina alumna honored for her contributions to women’s health around the world

When I first started working in infectious diseases at UNC, I was assistant to Charlie van der Horst. One of the earliest names I came in contact with was Denise Jamieson. At the time, van der Horst was in the … Read More

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