Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Emily Denness - Laborious times for a midwife in Darfur
Emily Denness, a trained midwife from Richmond, London, decided that she wanted to experience new cultures while giving something back to local communities. At the end of summer she left her job in Lymington, Hampshire, to board a plane heading towards Cairo, Egypt, before finally arriving at Deribat, in Darfur, Sudan.
Doctors of the World has been in Deribat since February 2008 to reinforce the primary health care services and improve the capacity of the population to maintain its own health status. With the nearest hospital eight hours away, Emily faces a challenging six months ahead. However, her enthusiasm and excitement outweigh her nervousness as she shares her experiences at the project.