To all the midwives who have worked here, and the team at the hospital today, thank you.
We want to go on providing a practical response to the needs of the most vulnerable among us, and we will.
This is the story of a mother and her tough decision.
“It took us three hours to find her. She was unrecognisable. It was her who recognised us."
Thank you to our midwife colleagues. They stand for women and provide quality care, despite the pandemic, despite the conflict, despite everything that comes their way.
“Nursing isn’t easy. But I love it”.
22-year-old Sharifa is one of the thousands of Afghan mothers struggling to overcome the hurdles that are posed by a healthcare system weakened by decades of war, poor facilities, and social and cultural barriers that are difficult to break.
Muzghan was born and brought up in the Panjshir Valley. She works in neonatal intensive care at our Maternity Centre in Anabah.
It has been a difficult year, one that has taught us to look at the world in a global way, to see how fragile its borders are, and how fragile borders between us as human beings are too.
Let’s start this year by wishing for a more peaceful and fairer world.