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NURSE-MIDWIFERY IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY: Maternal and Child Health in Mozambique

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  • Jeanne Raisler CNM, MS, MPH

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    • Jeanne Raisler was educated at the University of Chicago, Downstate Medical Center College of Nursing, and the Columbia University Nurse-Midwifery Education Program. She has worked in the Downstate Nurse-Midwifery Education Program, the San Francisco General Hospital Nurse-Midwifery Service, and most recently for the Ministry of Health of Mozambique. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Downstate Nurse-Midwifery Education Program, Brooklyn, New York.


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ABSTRACT

The article recounts the experience of an American nurse-midwife working for the Ministry of Health of Mozambique. The development and current state of the MCH program are described. The role of the foreign health professional (cooperante) in this process is explored, with reference to nurse-midwifery education, supervision, and work with traditional birth attendants.

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