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Photographer: LeLinda Bourgeois
Title: Hospital and Community Based Health Care Workers in SW Kenya
Location: Kenya

After hiking two hours to bring medical supplies and teach new life saving skills to the villagers in the town of Ogari, Linette, a community based health worker, continues her village checkup work as she checks a pregnant mother for the heartbeat of her unborn child. Dedication to increasing awareness of high risk pregnancies around SW Kenya is on the rise. More and more mothers, grandmothers, and young women are stepping in to save their own by attending classes that teach them how to recognize high risk pregnancy and deliver babies within the home. Furthermore, the women can sometimes receive a split wage with the local clinic for bringing in mothers in labor. This can definitely be seen clearly in the village of Kopanga on the Tanzanian border.

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