On the distant shores of Lake Tanganyika, people are in crisis. Children are dying. Women struggle to survive childbirth. And the natural resources families rely on for food and jobs are depleted like never before.
Reproductive health stories from Pathfinder and beyond
The idea of a solar suitcase was born in Nigeria when American doctor Laura Stachel witnessed physicians performing an emergency cesarean section on a woman even after the lights went out. In countries like Nigeria, giving birth can be a risk to both the life of the mother and her child for a myriad of reasons. Giving birth is even riskier without dependable access to adequate lighting and the electricity that supports it.
On Friday, September 28, Pathfinder International joins thousands around the world for the Global Day of Action for Safe, Legal Abortion. We asked a few of our stellar staff around the world for their thoughts and stories about the importance of safe abortion.