Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 13:28 by
It is hard to tell that Dr. Christy Fong, with her youthful appearance, has been working with World Vision for about 20 years. She is now the head of World Vision China’s health department.
Looking back at when I first started working in Mainland China, there was no policy on subsidized hospital deliveries in China. In the poor areas served by World Vision, it was common to have village women assist the pregnant women to deliver at home. Using traditional...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 17:25 by
Mary, felt her first labour pains on the afternoon of Jan 7th 2016. Although her child was due that month, labour had come earlier than expected and she was not ready.
Mary lives in the Mwakorukoru Community, Makira Province, Solomon Islands. Health services are limited here, with access to the nearest health clinic some distance away by land or sea. For many families travel by boat is an expense they cannot afford, however, the walk is strenuous with several...
Sunday, January 24, 2016 - 20:21 by Annila Harris
Dangling a plastic bottle of pills in her hand from the balcony of a one-storey building, she tries to draw my attention as I navigate through the narrow path, closer towards her.
"I think I found it," says an ASHA worker (Accredited Social Health Activist). "Is this what you are looking for.”
Saddling my 9kg camera bag on my back, I climb the cramped, steep stairway leading to the balcony where the volunteer stands.
"My mother-in-law does not...
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 21:20 by
Our driver pointed into the distance – to the end of the curve in the road.
“There is a woman,” he told us.
She lay by the side of a dusty road. We stopped and were quickly told by a woman kneeling beside her that she was about to have a baby. There was no one who was able to help, she said.
This was supposed to be just another regular field visit. But today was different. It was a once in a lifetime chance to serve as a development/social worker. Beside...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 01:52 by World Vision Blogger
By Dr. Mary Dunbar
What does every mother hope for when she thinks about the delivery of her baby?
It’s almost certain she wants to deliver her baby with a person she trusts, who is kind and has the skills to ensure her safety.
She wants to be treated with dignity and respect, and with consideration of her culture and beliefs.
She hopes to be kept informed of her progress in labour and have a choice about what happens to...