Sudy Storm, co-founder and Director of the International School of Traditional Midwifery, has been a practicing midwife in southern Oregon since 1997. She has made two trips to Senegal to provide midwifery services.
Sudy Storm can be contacted through e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sudy Storm shares another engaging true story of volunteering in Sierra Leone, this time accompanied by her wise-beyond-her-years granddaughter, Kassy. Read more…. The Littlest Midwife
Malaria is the most significant and widespread of the tropical diseases in sub-Saharan Africa—with levels of transmission the highest in the world. It is also the greatest contributor to the high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality in this region (Howson et al.). The ripple effect of this disease reaches far into some of the poorest countries on the planet.
Read more…. Traditional Midwives and the Fight Against Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa
Maternal Child Health Aide Veronica helping Satta learn to carry things on her head
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The first time the traditional midwives excitedly asked us to go to town, I gave them a blank look, since the village of Pellie is a loosely clustered group of mud-walled, thatch-roofed huts.…
Read more…. Dancing To The Back Of The Line
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These three authors recount their experiences during a trip to Senegal to volunteer in the maternity clinic.
Read more…. Stories from Senegal