A midwife’s gift

A midwife’s gift: Nguru sits on a low stool beneath a metal sheet awning in her small dirt yard, just hours after delivering the baby on the sugar sack. The story she begins to tell is one that many women share. As the insurgency in the northeast has escalated over the past few years, the number of Nigeria’s internally displaced persons (IDPs) has skyrocketed…..
A consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist who volunteers with Foundation for Refugee Economic Empowerment, a grassroots NGO which has been assisting the displaced in Kabusa, visited Nguru last year. She came away impressed by Nguru’s skills and knowledge and promised to provide her with further training so that she can better help the women from Gwoza, as well as the local community.
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