Harvest Rowena Alcock

Harvest Rowena Alcock volunteers for Yayasan Bumi Sehat. She splits their time between Canada and Indonesia.

Tsunami Midwives: Learning to Burn the Umbilical Cord

Along with heartbreak and death, the great tsunami of 2004 in Sumatra also brought new challenges to traditions of birthing. Volunteers from Yayasan Bumi Sehat, a nonprofit center, demonstrate how to protect babies from infection by burning the umbilical cord rather than cutting it.

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