Empowering women in Malawi is topic at Jesup on January 24



BAR HARBOR — Linda Robinson will talk about empowering women and combating fear of medical facilities in Malawi on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library.

A certified nurse midwife, Robinson spent the past two years teaching midwifery at Kamuzu College of Nursing in Malawi. The lifetime maternal mortality risk is 1 in 29 in this landlocked African country, and many Malawian women have few resources and poor education. The abusive and disrespectful care by some doctors has led women to avoid delivering where skilled providers practice.

Robinson will talk about planning a model ward which works to empower midwives and student nurses, promote the respectful care of women, and improve overall maternal and infant outcomes.

Robinson also taught women how to make jewelry with local and donated materials. Some of this jewelry will be for sale at this event.

For more information, contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or mrice@jesuplibrary.org.

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