Each of the women was asked to go over what she had learned and repeat the process she used with each patient. They were almost perfect in their retention of the training. They explained how they do prenatal consultations, then prepare the birth site, wash their hands, administer antibiotics to prevent infection in baby and mother, under Ali’s direction. Their weakest point was putting on the sterile gloves, without contaminating them. Their failed attempts provoked gales of laughter and so I was singled out to demonstrate–I think so they could laugh at me too. They tried to help show me how and after blundering through–not doing a very good job I at least got my hands in the gloves–kind of–but I DID NOT CONTAMINATE THEM! They laughed at me anyway.