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26 Nov 2015 description

Amy Le Compte is a midwife from Gisborne in New Zealand. She has just returned from a six-month assignment in MSF Women's Hospital in Peshawar, in the north of Pakistan where, along with daily maternity work, she supported the launch of a new community outreach program to enable access to quality maternity care for poor and marginalised populations.

11 Feb 2015 description

February 09, 2015

While there are numerous private maternity hospitals in Pakistan’s Peshawar district, specialized obstetrics units are often out of reach of the country’s most vulnerable women. As a result, the maternal mortality rate is around 276 per 100,000 live births, compared to just nine out of 100,000 in France.