One Birth, Two Worlds: A Personal Encounter with “Traditional” and “Modern” Maternal Health Care in Northern Tanzania

The author, who is married to a Tanzanian man, discusses childbirth traditions in that country from a personal perspective and reminds us that, as mothers, we need to stand up for our choices.

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About Author: Gemma Burford

Gemma Burford is a Research Associate of the Global Initiative for Traditional Systems of Health and co-editor of the WHO Global Atlas on Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She is working to integrate indigenous knowledge into formal education in Tanzania.

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