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Indie McDowell

CEO and medical director, The Women's and Children's Clinic, Zebidir, Ethiopia

Why midwives alone are not enough

Talking to midwives from across Ethiopia and Kenya about the challenges and triumphs of being a clinician, the conversation often turned to where to go next (Box 1) Although there have been...

Experiencing maternal death

Name? Age (if known)? Gravidity and parity? Cause of death? I sit on a block of sandstone outside, under the trees, with the monkeys tumbling around me, and the storm clouds gathering for the...

A midwife's experience of stillbirth

This is a reflective piece, written after being asked by the mother of a stillborn baby whether midwives were also affected by stillbirth The setting was a rural hospital in southern Ethiopia that...

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