These photos show one of the co-primary investigators, Mr. Fekadu Mazengia, for our Ministry of Health Ethics Committee-approved research project, the Maternal Near-Miss Project, looking at maternal mortality and morbidity at Juba Teaching Hospital. He is training individuals that the head midwife has selected with Taban Martin (Team Leader, Healthcare Projects, South Sudan) as data collectors. These are all midwives being trained in exactly why and how to accurately collect information (the quantitative variables) on every birth that occurs during the project duration so we can identify those who almost died and our master interviewers can do in depth interviews with them. Fekadu is an Ethiopian nationally recognized midwife and currently a midwifery tutor at JCONAM working for UNFPA.

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