Kris Holloway-Bidwell

Kris Holloway-Bidwell holds a MPH from the University of Michigan and has used her unique background in writing, health and development to further the mission of numerous nonprofits and educational institutions. She lives with her husband (whom she met in Mali) and their two sons in Massachusetts. A percentage of proceeds from the book go towards funding "Clinique Monique," a maternal and child health clinic in Mali. To order the book or learn more about the clinic, go to

Korutun’s Birth

This article is an excerpt from the book Monique and the Mango Rains, reviewed in the last issue of Midwifery Today. It tells the story of a difficult birth in Mali, Africa; two birth attendants have a personal discussion about female genital mutilation. Read more…. Korutun’s Birth

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