The program conceived and run for five years by Dr. Bob Skankey has continued with Dr. Becky Jones, an OB/GYN, and her sister, Pat Manzon, a retired certified nurse-midwife. Dr. Becky and Pat took over the program in 2016 and have participated in 3 missions. Last year we initiated training local staff at Tamesna and took our program to Iferouane.
In 2020 our local staff conducted two trainings on their own. We were unable to visit because of the pandemic, but for the first time were able to purchase all the essential supplies in Niger.
We now have 48 working traditional birth attendants who have assisted at over 2500 births without a single maternal mortality while under their care.
PLEASE HELP US CONTINUE TO SAVE LIVES