VOICES FROM THE FIELDTHE IRC BLOG
Photo Share: New arrivals
May 4, 2011 by Kate Sands Adams
|Photo: Travis Ferland/IRC|
Kabare, Democratic Republic of Congo: Sister Francoise Muhanzi and her assistant Zawadi Mukaba, showing off some of the newest arrivals in Kabare General Hospital's maternity ward.
One in 13 women in Congo dies in pregnancy or childbirth, often from easily preventable and treatable complications. Working with Congolese health authorities, the International Rescue Committee is improving reproductive health care by training medical staff like Sister Francoise and Zawadi. We're also providing medical equipment and supplies to health centers and hospitals.