Traditional Midwives and the Fight Against Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa

Malaria is the most significant and widespread of the tropical diseases in sub-Saharan Africa—with levels of transmission the highest in the world. It is also the greatest contributor to the high rates of maternal morbidity and mortality in this region (Howson et al.). The ripple effect of this disease reaches far into some of the poorest countries on the planet.

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About Author: Sudy Storm

Sudy Storm, co-founder and Director of the International School of Traditional Midwifery, has been a practicing midwife in southern Oregon since 1997. She has made two trips to Senegal to provide midwifery services.

Sudy Storm can be contacted through e-mail at: [email protected].

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