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13 beautiful pictures of mothers and babies

Around the world we're working to save the lives of mothers and babies. 

Our volunteers, partners and staff support the training of frontline staff, improve healthcare management and increase access to vital services. 

Here are some of our favourite pictures.  

Janet, 17, at home with her baby Peter Caton

Janet, Uganda

Janet, 17, at home with her baby. The baby was cared for by volunteer Gerieke Zanberg at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda.

 

Gloria Amongi and premature baby girl Katusabe Peter Caton

Gloria Amongi and baby Katusabe, Uganda

Gloria Amongi and premature baby girl Katusabe at the neonatal intensive care unit at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda. After an accident, baby Katusabe was born prematurely. Without the neonatal unit should would not have survived. Picture taken in the Kangaroo Room which allows mothers to have essential skin on skin contact with their new born babies. 

 

Fatmata and baby Zainab Peter Caton
 

Fatmata and baby Zainab, Sierra Leone

Fatmata fell pregnant when she was just 14. Her family kicked out of home, she then lost the baby’s father to Ebola. She is now being supported by VSO supported Teenage Mother’s School. Fatmata has committed herself to her education so that she can build a better future for her daughter. 

 

Janet Okellakwo and newborn son Peter Caton

Janet Okellakwo, Uganda

Janet Okellakwo, 17, at the neonatal intensive care unit in Gulu Hospital Her son was born two months prematurely and would have died if it wasn’t for the neonatal unit at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda. Janet spent over a month sleeping outside the hospital while her son was being treated.

 

Leticia Dai, 23, with her first born Peter Caton

Leticia Dai, 23, with her first born, Uganda

Leticia was supported in labour by volunteer midwife Gudrun Witt, who is currently working at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda

 Vicky Adongo with her son Peter Peter Caton

Vicky Adongo, 21, with baby Peter, Uganda

New mother Vicky Adongo, 21, with her son Peter at Lira Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda.

 

Lydia and baby Frisca Adriane Ohanesian

Lydia and baby Frisca, Zambia

Lydia, age 23, and baby Frisca weed their allotment in Kabanga, Samfya, Zambia. 

 

Midwife Molly Laker with her baby Mary, Uganda Ginny Lattul

Midwife Molly Laker with her baby Mary, Uganda

Molly worked with volunteer Dr Aisling Walsh at Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda. 

 

Benada Mwaungula and newborn baby, Tanzania.  Tim Maynard

Benada Mwaungula and newborn baby, Tanzania

Benada Mwaungula giving kangaroo care to her newborn baby at Ifakara Regional Referral Hospital. VSO support Ifakara to improve the overall management and effectiveness.

 

Fransiska Mkelemi and her baby who was born in St. Francis Hospital, Ifakara. Ben Langdon

Fransiska Mkelemi and baby, Tanzanina

Fransiska Mkelemi and her baby who was born in St. Francis Hospital, Ifakara.

Shirley with her twin girls Sarah Wiles

Shirley with her twin girls, Papua New Guinea

New mother Shirley with her two, new born, twin girls at Modilon hospital in Madang, Papua New Guinea.

Barbara with baby Jonathan Peter Caton
 

Barbara and baby Jonathan, Uganda

Barbara with partner Ami and their baby son Jonathan. Picture taken at home after being discharged from Gulu Regional Referral Hospital, Uganda.

 

Baby Eldana Akieiu and her mother Abaynesh Girma, Ethiopia. Ginny Lattul
 

Abaynesh Girma and baby Eldana,  Ethiopia

Seven-month-old baby Eldana Akieiu and her mother Abaynesh Girma at Nigist Eleni Mohammed Memorial Hospital in Hosanna, Ethiopia. Volunteer nurse Patricia Doyle helped care for baby Eldana while she was in the high dependency unit at the hospital. 

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