Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Women helping women

Throughout her pregnancy, Mboo Sukabanto received the care she needed in her community and at her local health center to stay malaria-free, thanks to the TIPTOP program. When labor began, Mboo had nurse-midwife Anny Pashi by her side, helping her deliver a healthy baby girl—women helping women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating Generation Equality—the incredible result of empowering women to be key decision-makers in their own lives. When women are given a platform to educate communities on critical maternal health issues, everyone benefits.

Click the arrows below for a few snapshots of her delivery, and the impact that nurses and community health workers alike are having on communities across the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Photos by Karel Prinsloo
Story by Holly O’Hara, Jhpiego