In many of the countries where Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works, a shocking number of women still die preventable deaths. Some 800 women die due to pregnancy-related causes every day—the vast majority in developing countries—because they cannot get the care they need.
Join us for a special event to celebrate the launch of Because Tomorrow Needs Her, a multimedia campaign highlighting MSF's efforts to provide accessible, high-quality health care to women and girls around the world.
Leading the discussion will be Aerlyn Pfeil, a certified professional midwife from Portland, Oregon. In 2011, after working as a home birth midwife, she joined MSF and went on to work in South Sudan, Haiti, Senegal, the Somali region of Ethiopia, and Papua New Guinea. In addition to performing clinical maternal health work, she has trained midwives and community health workers and treated survivors of sexual violence. Pfeil has also trained MSF staff on gender issues and the delivery of medical and psychological care for sexual violence survivors. In 2014, she served as medical team leader for MSF's treatment and training program for survivors of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea.