By: Janna Oberdorf, Communications Manager for Women Deliver; originally posted at MHTF Blog
These are two things I’m very proud of. I’m proud to be young (or at least young-ish) and passionate about women and mothers. I’m proud that when I see images of women giving birth in low-quality health facilities, I want to yell at the world. I’m proud that the first time I learned what fistula is, I wanted to smash my computer screen and say, “Why didn’t I even know about this before?” This is a fight that I’m ready and willing to take – the fight for mothers around the world.
But why are there so few young people involved in maternal health, at the research level, at the advocacy level, and at the policy level?