Some 2,500 refugees from Sudan’s troubled South Kordofan state have arrived in the towns of Kodok and Lelo, in Fashoda and Malakal counties in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, in need of humanitarian assistance.
Giving birth can be risky in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria state, which has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates. To help make childbirth safer, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) midwives are working with traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in the area.
“What are the challenges that you are facing at home when you are conducting a delivery?” asks Aisha Akello, an MSF midwife during one session.
“Sometimes we see an arm coming out and we don’t know what to do,” answers one of TBAs.