Annie Clark: Midwives are indeed needed now more than ever

Reflecting upon International Day of the Midwife 2015, Annie Clark shares the knowledge she has gained in over thirty years as a midwife, and why the profession is more relevant and necessary than ever... and in the process, she might just convince herself not to retire, after all. (Read her full blog post here).

To all of you who are midwives and to all who have benefited from a midwife's care, we wish you health and hope, today and every day.

Phyllis Ann Clark, aka Annie Clark, CNM, MPH is a Senior Technical Advisor MNCH for URC now based in Costa Rica, currently providing technical assistance to ASSIST projects primarily in Uganda and Mali, formerly to HCI projects in Uganda, Afghanistan, and Latin America, and to the Primary Health Care Project Iraq. She has a total of 41 years of experience in maternal/infant health including 19 years in full scope midwifery, 6 years in newborn intensive care and public health, and 16 years in international health providing technical assistance in 16 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Annie Clark, center, conducts essential newborn/Helping Babies Breathe training in Afghanistan
Annie Clark, center, conducts essential newborn/Helping Babies Breathe training in Afghanistan
Date 
May 05, 2015
Authors 
Annie Clark, Senior QI Advisor MNCH
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