March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day.
Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. A strong call to #PressforProgress. A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.
International Women’s Day is not country, group or organization specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let’s all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. Collectively, let’s all Press for Progress.
How Can We Press for Progress in Africa?
Women living in extreme poverty often do not access prenatal care and may develop complications that could be diagnosed with an ultrasound.
Through the efforts of our project, which includes educating women about obstetric fistulas, we hope to decrease the incidence of fistulas allowing women to remain active, healthy, contributing members of their community.
We provide lectures and hands-on training for the midwives and deliver the ultrasound machines to the village health centers with 2 additional days of training and 1-2 month follow-ups.