Meeting of Midwives

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In mid-February, twenty midwives from the UK visited our projects and shared an exchange of practices and experiences with some traditional midwives junior health workers in Kanakapura. A lively discussion resulted from the meeting. Not only did they discuss accessibility to health services in the UK, Ireland and India, but also the challenges of providing adequate services for pregnant women in and out of a hospital setting. There were also ad hoc demonstrations of the best practices and birthing positions!

The midwives also had the opportunity to meet women in Achalu village as well as gelathis and members of the income generation groups (Deepa, Ushe and Kirana) and see the products of their hard work. The profits from sales of their products provide for daily essentials including healthcare and education for their families. Thanks to the enthusiastic purchases of the visiting midwives, the women of the income generation groups had excellent sales!

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