israeli jewish and palestinian midwives working together

by marjorieingall on July 8, 2010

How cool does the Midwives Coexistence Project sound? Funded by Circle of Health International, a community-based NGO that works with grassroots women’s health organizations around the world, the midwives work in both Israel and the West Bank. They share resources and best practices, work on strategies for lobbying the Israeli Ministry of Health to allow Palestinian midwives to practice within Israel and help women — including a growing¬†refugee population from Eritrea and Sudan seeking sanctuary in Israel — have safe and un-scary births. In this video, Palestinian and Israeli Jewish midwives work in Mithaloon, the only birthing center in the West Bank. ¬†(Thanks to Israel 21C for the tip.)

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