Last week, Saving Mothers Medical Director Tara Shirazian spoke at the recent meeting of NYC Midwives, the local chapter of the American College of Nurse-Midwives. Forty midwives and 13 midwifery students listened to Dr. Shirazian’s presentation on global health and Saving Mothers’ vital work in the developing world.
Dr. Shirazian focused in particular on the Saving Mothers Guatemala project, which has provided birthing kits and health education to over 50 traditional birth attendants in the Lago Atitlan region. It is now recruiting midwives for its new Midwifery Exchange Program. Dr. Shirazian’s talk elicited many questions and several ready volunteers for the midwifery program.
It’s always exciting to have one of our Saving Mothers teammates out spreading the word about our organization and about global health for women and children. Next up is the Multicultural Motherhood Conference at the Museum of Motherhood in NYC, where Saving Mothers officers Jes Oliveira and Samantha Smith will be showing video footage of the organization’s work and answering questions. If you’re going to be in NYC next Monday, we hope you check it out.