Karen Weidert, a UC Berkeley MPH candidate, tells the story of a nurse delivering a baby by candlelight in Zambia
Take a look at Karen’s blog, “Saving Mothers’ Lives in Zambia…Not Me, Misoprostol,” and consider donating a solar power headlamp to a health worker in Zambia.
“Sleeping on the floors of health centers gave me the rare opportunity to see the struggles of the work at hand. Returning after dark one night to the health center, I found a nurse holding a candle in her mouth as she hurriedly flipped through the pages of a medical book. She was trying to figure out what to do for the woman lying on a cot at her side. The wax was dripping on the pages and the flame nearly extinguished every time she breathed….”
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