Chanpheng, on the right, is one of the first nurses that CleanBirth.org trained. Our volunteer Natalie interviewed her to learn what she thought about the Village Volunteer trainings. Here’s what she had to say:
“My name’s Chanpheng. I represent nurses who distribute the birth kits. Are volunteers needed, you ask?
Yes, the volunteers are needed in every village because they are our assistants who collect the number of pregnant women, the number of women who give birth and number of deaths of women and new born babies during delivery. They are the ones who help mothers taking care themselves, of their babies and tell them about the benefits of breastfeeding.”
Let’s keep funding these assistants for nurses who cannot physically be with mothers who do not venture to the clinic for delivery or pre/post-natal care. The Volunteers are the eyes and ears of the nurses. They are best suited to help mothers have safe pregnancies, deliveries and care for their newborns.