Amid Pandemic and Unrest, Midwives Undeterred in Saving Lives in Conakry

Mar 18, 2021 12:30 PM ET
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“I am in Taouyah, in Gnariwada,” said Aïssatou Nènè Baldé, a CMC midwife, shortly after the election. “This is one of the areas of increased political tension. But I go out to work because women need me.”

Ms. Baldé was recruited as part of a 9-month project supported by UNFPA and Takeda aiming to ensure quality sexual and reproductive services, including maternal and newborn health care, during the pandemic.

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