From strength to strength
AFTER A YEAR AND A HALF since arriving in India, we recently celebrated the first anniversary of working in this district among more than 35 villages. We have started to see a few ‘repeat’ patients, who are pregnant with their next baby and it’s these growing relationships that is our greatest source of joy in being here.
Our team continues to learn from each other in finding new ways to provide health education and personal care for each of the women. We are encouraged to observe improved health in many families as they apply the teachings. It is also exciting to see the community healthcare workers learning new skills and approaching their work with excellence!
As the birth centre construction nears completion, we continue to seek wisdom and guidance for an effective foundation as we prepare to offer a safe and supportive environment for birthing mothers.
Jes was working in 40 villages in rural Bihar, N. India.
Bihar is within the region of the world with the highest number of maternal deaths. Long term goal of opening a sustainable birth center to help provide holistic care and to function as a training platform for raising up a new generation of midwives who will be able to offer the gift of life in their communities.