IFGH Presenter: Ms. Dorothy Ngoma

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February 26, 2012

Ms. Ngoma knows that a health system is only as strong as the workers behind it, and she has organized Malawi’s nurses to fight for their rights –and for their patients’ wellbeing.

In Malawi, sixteen women die in childbirth each day; pregnant women are said to have “one foot in the grave.” As Executive Director of the National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi (NONM), she has trained nurses and lobbied legislators to improve conditions in hospitals, clinics and schools. She argues that to save women’s lives, health systems need skilled workers — and those workers need effective management, facilities, and labor policies.

Thanks to her, NONM’s membership has grown from 50 to over 7,000 members in just five years. She has stood up for both the women risking their lives to deliver their children, and the women who make safe deliveries possible.

Click on the links below to download her IFGH presentation.

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