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MIDWIFERY An International Career


  • Gilberte A. Vansintejan MPH, EDD

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    • Gilberte A. Vansintejan, a nurse-midwife from Belgium, holds an MPH from the Johns Hopkins University and an EdD from Columbia University. She has worked extensively with the World Health Organization in less developed countries. Since 1978, she has been a freelance consultant to the United Nations, USAID, and nongovernmental agencies. She has been working in curriculum development, and in training nurses and midwives as trainers and family-planning providers. She currently lives in New York City.

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International work is an unforgettable experience that promotes personal growth and fosters adaptability to any professional environment thereafter. The author describes highlights of her own professional career with the hope of encouraging others to undertake midwifery service in less developed countries.